(National Sentinel) Midterms: A U.S. congressman and former Army bomb disposal expert said the alleged explosive devices sent this week to notable Democrats and other critics of POTUS Donald Trump were not meant to kill but more likely to “strike fear” in the electorate and “get attention.”

“I think it was probably designed to get attention. It was designed to be caught. And while it may be a device that could function, I think it was designed, more than anything, to strike fear in the hearts of people they were intended to target — not necessarily to kill them,” Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., told Fox News‘ “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday.

He went on to say that “this is a contemptible act, regardless of who the perpetrator is.” He also noted that the “good news” is that U.S. officials have “a huge database” at their disposal to investigate the suspicious packages and identify the one or more people responsible for sending the devices, Lifezette reported.

“And I will say this, as a former bomb tech I know what the reporting protocols are, and I know that the FBI has a great expertise and the intelligence community has great expertise in being able to go after and exploit that intelligence and find out who these people are,” he added.

“But I can tell you this — that these experts are aware of [the digital footprint] and they’ll find the perpetrator very quickly, and I think we’ll be surprised to see how quick they’re brought to justice in a case like this,” Crawford said.

Meanwhile, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino lambasted the fake news ‘establishment’ media for blaming the incident on POTUS Donald Trump, despite the fact that Left-wing Democrats have been calling for violence and physical confrontation against Republicans and Trump administration officials for months.

“It’s gross. It’s disgusting. As a matter of fact, I remember doing commentary on this network during the really horrific shooting in the baseball field,” said Bonginon in reference to the June 2017shooting targeting Republicans at a baseball field in Virginia. The shooter, a Leftist activist who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., nearly killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.

“Every commentator on this network [was] going out of their way to make sure, me included, by the way … that the person who did that, Bernie Sanders — although he was a supporter [of Sanders’] — had no responsibility for that whatsoever. None. That person was responsible for their own actions,” Bongino said of the shooter, James Hodgkinson from Illinois.

“Yet we have irresponsible, gross coverage out there — people jumping to conclusions claiming they have some kind of inside information about a motive and some kind of link to Donald Trump,” he added. “I mean — this is really grotesque.

“The president can do no right, Laura, in their eyes. There is nothing he can say and nothing he can do … to get him right with them on the Left,” Bongino added.

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