By Debbie Siegelbaum - 07/25/11 04:19 PM EDT
The Washington Metropolitan Police Department responded to a bomb threat Monday morning at the office of conservative activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
Norquist’s office received a bomb threat via telephone and contacted police at around 9 a.m. Monday, according to Officer A. Clay, a spokesman for the department.
“The police are conducting an investigation” into the matter, wrote John Kartch, director of communications for Americans for Tax Reform, in an email to The Hill.
Norquist has obtained the signatures of all but 13 Republican members of Congress on his Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a commitment to oppose attempts to create a net increase in federal taxes. The pledge has been viewed by some as a major roadblock in the debt-ceiling debate.