Mexico, .- The Mexican senator Citlalli Hernández, of the governing National Regeneration Movement (Morena), suffered minor burns when a book-bomb exploded on Wednesday that was sent to his office in the Upper Chamber in Mexico City.
“I feel good and strong, I totally condemn the violent and intimidating act that I suffered in my office,” the senator said in a message on her official Twitter account where she received numerous backing samples.
The senator, of the same political force of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, expressed in the message that endorses his conviction “that the revolution of consciousness and change in this country must be given and will be given peacefully.”
The coordinator Morena in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, confirmed to the press that the senator “has no injuries that put her life at risk” although she was taken to a hospital for a clinical review.
The Mexican Senate reported on the explosive device that Monreal has already requested from the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) to investigate the incident.
Legislative sources told the local press that Senator Hernandez received a package in the form of a book yesterday and that when she opened it this day there was a small explosion and a flare that damaged her clothes and burned her eyebrow.
The parliamentary group of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), headed by Senator Miguel Ángel Mancera, expressed its rejection of “the act of violence” against Hernández to whom he expressed his support.
The senators of the conservative National Action Party (PAN) condemned the attack on the legislator of Morena and expressed that they reject any type of violence and put the integrity of the people above.
The senator of the Mexican Revolutionary Party (PRI) Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, described as “reprehensible” the aggression suffered by his colleague in the Upper House.
Senator Hernández is secretary of the Anti-Corruption Commission, transparency and citizen participation and members of Human Rights, Labor, Youth and Foreign Affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean. (EFE)