A Maine woman has been arrested for allegedly mailing a “threatening” letter to Sen. Susan Collin (R-ME) and her husband in October, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Suzanne E. Muscara, 37, allegedly mailed a letter to Collins and her husband, Thomas Daffron, that said it was coated in “ricin residue,” the affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor said. The letter, which Collins’ communications director later said was deemed non-toxic, was received one week after the Republican senator voted for the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“The typed and unsigned letter said, ‘Good Luck to you and Susan in the next life’ and stated ‘Your wife has betrayed the people of Maine along with the American people and this will be her downfall,’” the affidavit read. Two days later, Muscara allegedly mailed a second letter with “white powder,” though it did not make it past the post office’s sorting facility. If convicted, Muscara faces up to 10 years in federal prison. She is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon.