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On Saturday, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced what he called a “radical rampage” after his home in Kentucky was graffitied with messages apparently protesting his reluctance to raise Covid’s assistance payments from $600 to $2,000. The attack followed a similar one on House Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco. According to local media reports, Saturday morning, the Louisville home of the majority leader was spray-painted with slogans such as “Weres [sic]my money?” and “Mitch kills the poor. “US braces for post-holiday covid surge as death toll approaches 350,000Read moreLow damage confirmed by police.
“It was not immediately known if at the time McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were home. In California, the home of Pelosi was decorated with a pig’s head, red paint and messages such as “Cancel the rent” and “We want it all.” McConnell said in a statement on Saturday, “I spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful pp.
“I appreciate every Kentuckian who, whether they agree with me or not, has engaged in the democratic process. “This is different. In our culture, vandalism and the politics of fear have no place.
This poisonous playbook has never frightened my wife and I. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too disturbed by this radical spree. The Republican Party of the state called on Democrats to condemn the vandalism.
In a tweet, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear called the vandalism “unacceptable”. “While the First Amendment protects our freedom of expression,” he wrote, “for any reason, vandalism is reprehensible and unacceptable.” “Demonstrators gathered outside the majority leader’s home to protest both McConnell and Trump’s attempts to stay in power – which McConnell opposes. “We all know that Trump supporters have their disagreements and what everybody wants to call Black Lives Matter,” one demonstrator said in footage shared on social media. “But we’re here collectively because Mitch is a slut and he owes the American people m We’re here to protest together because, in many different ways, the government, the system, has ripped us all off.