Florida congressman hands out letters, grenades to fellow GOP representatives

Letter welcomed GOP House members to 118th Congress

Cory Mills provided welcome letters and inert grenades to his fellow lawmakers to celebrate the advent of the 118th Congress. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando, Daily Mail reporter Morgan Phillips - All rights reserved.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Florida congressman is getting attention after welcoming his fellow lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives with a strange gift: grenades.

According to a spokesperson for Cory Mills, letters and inert grenades were handed out to House GOP members as a welcome gift. The grenades were at no risk of harming the lawmakers, the spokesperson said.

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“We delivered them to offices and got great feedback,” the spokesperson said. “Of course, all necessary security measures were taken, and Capitol police even escorted staff into the building with them. Each and every one was thoroughly examined.”

The letter reads:

Daily Mail reporter Morgan Phillips posted an image of the letter and grenade to Twitter. The picture shows the 40 mm grenade with a GOP logo emblazoned onto it.

Mills won his U.S. House District 7 race against Karen Greene during the 2022 general elections. The district now represents Seminole County and southeastern Volusia County after Florida lawmakers voted to redraw the district.

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