Local authorities and federal officials have begun an investigation into the firebombing of a Republican Party field office in Wyoming – two days after its grand opening. (The Daily Caller)
The local police department is cooperating with the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) in the ongoing investigation, Morgan said, adding that authorities have not yet identified a suspect or a motive for the fire.
The burnt office is shared by the Albany County Republican Party and the Wyoming College Republicans, who began moving in on Tuesday, less than 48 hours before the fire, Albany GOP spokesman Ben McKay said.
The damage from the fire could have been far worse, McKay said, noting that someone lives in an apartment directly above the Republican office.
Elsewhere in town, party staffers on Thursday found a defaced sign accusing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s lone House member, of supporting “fascism,” McKay said.
Although Wyoming is arguably the nation’s most conservative state, Laramie is home to the University of Wyoming.