During a press conference Friday about the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, who’s been charged with sending more than a dozen packages with explosive devices to prominent Democrats and media figures, Attorney General Jeff Sessions went wayyyy out on a limb and conceded that, perhaps, yes, Sayoc “appeared to be a partisan.”
Sessions took a question from a reporter, who asked him directly why Sayoc was specifically targeting Democrats.
“I don’t know,” Sessions responded, smirking. “Other than what you might normally expect. He appears to be a partisan.”
From what we know so far, Sayoc used his social media accounts to constantly post about his support for Trump, and his now-deactivated Facebook showed footage of him at Trump rallies.
And then there’s also his van, which was found plastered with right-wing political bumper stickers. From the official complaint against Sayoc:
News crews caught a shot of the van before it was covered with a blue tarp by authorities. Several of the stickers on his van appeared to match images on Sayoc’s now-deactivated Facebook. (His Twitter account, where he posted plentiful threats at members of the media and politicians, has also since been suspended.)
So, yes, it is possible Sayoc was “partisan” in his motivations. Thanks for that, Jeff!