“It’s a small strip center and no other business was vandalized, so it was obviously politically motivated.”
Can everyone CALM DOWN? Those who work and volunteer at the Volusia County’s Republican Party headquarters, located in Florida, discovered their office vandalized.
Vandals shot out the windows and people discovered four bullet holes inside the office.
Inside, volunteers pointed to bullet holes in the walls and ceiling.
“We have never had any kind of vandalism before at a Republican Headquarters,” Tony Ledbetter, the chairman of Volusia County’s Republican Party, said in an email Monday morning. “It’s a small strip center and no other business was vandalized, so it was obviously politically motivated.”
Ledbetter said he was the last to leave the GOP headquarters at 4 p.m. Sunday and workers in the adjacent businesses, including an e-cigarette store, a restaurant and a massage business, had closed by 10 p.m. No one heard shots fired and there were no injuries.
That means the incident took place after 4PM on Sunday. Police Captain Mark Cheatham said law enforcement has determined “at least four rounds were fired into the building” and they’re still tracking down video. They do not have any witnesses.
No one was hurt. At least 4 bullets went through the windows pic.twitter.com/34a6MEthJR
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The shooting comes after law enforcement arrested Cesar Sayoc for mailing suspicious packages to Democrats.
Jewel Dickson, the Volusia Democratic Party chair, said that the group finds the actions “appalling” and takes it as a “sign of things going wrong.” However, she said she “would not be quick to blame a Democrat for doing that” because “[I]t could be anybody angry.”
“The state of our political discourse in America is an embarrassment to all parties and those involved in the political process,” stated Florida state Rep. Tom Leek. “Neither Democrats nor Republicans own the high ground on this issue. Sooner or later, both parties are going to have to stop suffering idiots within their own party, and cast them out on their own.”DONATE
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