by Jonathan Singer, Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 02:57:11 PM EDT
Days after his address was posted online by a Virginia Tea Party activist, the FBI and local law enforcement officials are investigating a "suspicious incident" at the home of Rep. Tom Perriello's brother.
A line to the propane tank on his brother's gas grill had been "severed," an aide to the Democratic congressman told CNN.
This news comes not long after reports that Tea Party protestors used the worst kind of racial epithet in addressing Congressman John Lewis -- who got his head bashed in 45 years ago trying to march for his rights in Alabama -- and that Congressman Anthony Weiner was receiving anti-Semitic notes during the healthcare debate.
This is simply unacceptable in this country and must stop. As Congressman Jim Clyburn just said at a press conference, where it was revealed that 10 members of Congress are now receiving beefed up security after threats over the healthcare vote, "silence breeds consent" -- so the time is now to speak up and say "no more."