U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz scheduled a press conference at her office in Sunrise Monday morning to address a wave of anti-Semitic acts in South Florida and across the country.
But shortly before it began, the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 10 miles away in Davie, was evacuated following a bomb threat.
“I’m incredibly angry,” Wasserman Schultz said. “But I’m here today to channel my anger, so we can make sure…we find these bastards.”
Reports claim up to 11 Jewish Community Centers nationwide received similar threats Monday morning — 69 since January 1st.
The FBI and the Department of Justice have launched investigations to the bomb threats.
In Miami Beach over the weekend, a swastika was drawn on the front door of a synagogue, and swastikas were keyed on cars in a predominantly orthodox Jewish community.
Local law enforcement officials say they coordinating closely with the federal agencies to stem the threat to the Jewish Community.
“Anytime situations like this happen, we’re going to ramp up our monitoring of social media, we’re going to ramp up us talking to our confidential informants, and see if they have any information on who may or may not be doing this,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office Colonel Steve Kinsey. “Because these things keep going on, it’s an ongoing investigation.”