“Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society”
The homes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were vandalized in recent days. The messages painted on their homes suggest that the vandals were motivated by the failure to approve passage of an additional $2,000 stimulus check.
Pelosi’s home was not only vandalized with spray paint, but there was also a pig’s head left there for some reason, possibly as a reference to the pork-stuffed monstrosity being peddled as a “covid relief bill.”
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: @SpeakerPelosi’s house VANDALIZED with red paint, PIGS HEAD & spray-painted message “$2K (crossed out)… CANCEL RENT… WE WANT EVERYTHING”. City called to clean up at 3am & police attempting to stop photos of scene. Media SILENT. pic.twitter.com/LD1jfZIvco
— ??Maggie VandenBerghe?? (@FogCityMidge) January 1, 2021
Lunatics leave pigs head & graffiti at Nancy Pelosi's house.
Appalling.@FogCityMidge is right. News is ignoring.
I took this picture just 5 minutes ago. They are literally covering it up.
— John Dennis (@RealJohnDennis) January 1, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) January 2, 2021
Here’s a priceless example from the AP, note that this is just about “struggling Americans” “lashing out.”
Vandals lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, blighting their homes with graffiti and in one case a pig's head as Congress failed to increase the amount of pandemic relief aid for struggling Americans. https://t.co/zCt7KmTWp5
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 2, 2021
Can you even begin to imagine the venom that would be spewed if they thought these acts of vandalism were perpetrated by someone on the right? ‘Terrorists! White supremacists! Nazis!,’ they would screech in unison.
My initial reaction was essentially:
Here’s the screenie:
And then McConnell’s home was also vandalized.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) respective homes were tagged with graffiti over the New Year’s holiday as a bill that would up the amount of money included in coronavirus stimulus checks failed to pass in Congress Friday.
Early Friday, Pelosi’s San Francisco home was targeted with a spray-painted message that read, “$2K,” “Cancel rent!” and “We want everything!” on the garage door of her house, local NBC affiliate WLEX reported.
. . . . On Saturday, McConnell’s Louisville, Ky., house was targeted with graffiti on its front door that read, “Where’s my money” and additional paint sprayed on a window.
House Democrats late last year passed a bill that would increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.
However, the bill was blocked for the fourth straight day in the Senate on Friday, closing the door on an already unlikely chance that lawmakers would be able to get a bill to President Trump to sign before the end of the current Congress.
. . . . A spokesperson for McConnell’s office released a statement to The Hill on Saturday condemning the vandalism against the majority leader’s Kentucky home.
“I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest,” McConnell said in the prepared statement. “I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not.”
“This is different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society,” the senator added.
“My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum,” he continued.
Authorities in both cities continue to investigate the instances of graffiti to determine possible suspects, WLEX reported.
Of course, the left is quick to blame Trump.
Speaker Pelosi's house vandalized with the head of a dead pig https://t.co/voYPh1lJTn
So it's come to this @realDonaldTrump ? Are you proud of sinking this low?
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 1, 2021
Meanwhile, Richard Grenell issues the correct response, no matter who is responsible.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 2, 2021
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