CSI: Richmond

I wasn’t going to write about this, since I don’t think the freak show is helpful, but as the Passover holiday approaches it’s a reminder that Eric Cantor’s prominence is a shonda:

In an interview with TPM, a Richmond Police Department spokesman said the bullet that penetrated a window in a building that includes a campaign office of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) was “an act of random gunfire.”

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“What we were describing yesterday in fact describes an act of random gunfire,” said Public Information Manager Gene Lepley.

Cantor held a nationally televised press conference yesterday in which he said, “Just recently, I have been directly threatened. A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week.” He said he has been targeted not only because he is a member of Congress, but also because he is Jewish.

Now of course I’d say there’s a real issue here as to why there’s random gunfire on the streets of Richmond.