The homes of Senator Mitch McConnell and Speaker of Parliament Nancy Pelosi, the two most powerful members of Congress, were reported to have been vandalized, days after the controversial approval of the stimulus bill that a broad coalition of progressive activists slammed to President Trump as inadequate. .
In a statement on Saturday, Mr. McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, lamented what he called “a radical tantrum” drawn from the “toxic game book”. Louisville’s WDRB-TV reported that the Senator’s home was Marked overnight with red and white spray paint. Pictures show Writing on the front of the house, including “Weres my money” on the front door. The Louisville Metro Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.
“I have spent my professional life fighting for the First Amendment and advocating for peaceful protest,” said Mr. McConnell in the statement. “I appreciate every Kentucky who has participated in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not. That is different. Subversion and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
At around 2 a.m. on Friday, San Francisco police officers responded to a report of vandalism at a home in the city’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. A police department spokesman said that spray-painted graffiti was found on the garage door and a “pig’s head” was left on the sidewalk. San Francisco Chronicle mentioned The house is owned by Mrs. Pelosi.
The Police Department did not respond to additional questions, including whether the pig’s head discovered on the speaker’s property was real or a fake. The spokesman’s office did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Mr. McConnell halted an attempt to increase the stimulus checks to $ 2,000 from $ 600 after the House of Representatives voted Monday to increase the volume of payments. The proposed increase was Part of President Trump’s list of demands They included the investigation into his unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 elections and the removal of some legal protections for tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Mr McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate “The process beginsTo consider larger payments alongside Mr Trump’s other demands.
Before the House vote on Monday, Mrs. Pelosi He said in a statement Voting against increasing stimulus payments “means denying the financial hardship families face and denying them the relief they need.”
Last Sunday, Mr. McConnell praised Mr. Trump’s signature of the new stimulus bill in A. Statement posted on Twitter.
“The settlement bill is not perfect,” he said. “But it will do a tremendous amount of good for the Kentuckyians and Americans struggling across the country who need help now.”