Vandals struck the homes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the first days of the year. In both cases, the apparent vandals spray-painted messages related to stimulus checks. Several messages, including “weres my money” were spray-painted across the front door of the Kentucky Republican’s home. The vandalism came shortly after the Senate adjourned Friday night without approving a measure to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000, which had been supported by President Donald Trump and Democrats.
“I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest. I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not,” McConnell said in a statement Saturday morning. “This is different,” he added. “Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
The vandalism in Kentucky came shortly after vandals spray-painted the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and left a severed pig’s head in front of her garage along with some fake blood. A photo posted on social media showed the vandals spray-painted a message that appeared to have to do with coronavirus relief bill. The message read “2K” with a line through it. “Cancel Rent? We Want everything!” read the graffiti. The letters “UBI!” were also spray-painted on the garage door, an apparent reference to universal basic income.
Police confirmed it responded to report of vandalism at around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. In an email, police confirmed that officers found that suspects had “painted graffiti on the garage door and left a pig’s head on the sidewalk.” It isn’t clear whether any suspects have been identified. A Twitter account that identifies as a “pro Trump patriot” and “conservative creator” was the first to publish photos of the vandalism. Others then tweeted photos showing how the graffiti had been covered up.
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