Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) Louisville house was found vandalized on Friday.
White spray paint on the door read “Weres my money [sic]”.
The quote is most likely referring to McConnell blocking the pandemic stimulus package that included $2,000 stimulus checks for Americans that was backed by President Donald Trump.
Besides the main door, red and white spray paint could be seen from the WDRB footage, that reads “Mitch kills … (illegible)”
“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,” Sen. McConnell said in a statement released after the vandalism occurred, “This is different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
“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,” McConnell said.
The Republican Party of Kentucky wrote on Twitter: “Vandalism is reprehensible and there’s no place in our politics for acts like this. Kentuckians deserve better and the Democrats should join us in condemning this act of vandalism.”
The Governor of Kentucky also wrote about the incident, reprimanding the acts.
The vandalism to @senatemajldr McConnell’s home is unacceptable. While the First Amendment protects our freedom of speech, vandalism is reprehensible and never acceptable for any reason. ^AB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) January 2, 2021
McConnell commented on his recent obstruction of the direct payments: “Socialism for rich people—that’s what Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and Senator Sanders have sketched out. A terrible way to help those who need it. Experts across the political spectrum agree.”
“Our colleagues who purport to be the champions of vulnerable Americans now say that what struggling people really need is for Congress to stop focusing on targeted relief for them specifically and to instead send thousands of dollars to people who don’t need the help,” McConnell said on Thursday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco house was also vandalized on Friday. Written on the garage door was “2k,” “cancel rent!” “We want everything,” and “UBI!” an apparent reference to universal basic income. An “A” inside of a circle was also written there, a symbol commonly attributed to the anarchist movement.