Homes of top US Congress members reportedly vandalised

 Homes of top US Congress members reportedly vandalised

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NEW YORK • The homes of Senator Mitch McConnell and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the two most powerful members of Congress, have been reported vandalised, days after the contentious passage of a stimulus Bill that has been criticised as inadequate by a broad coalition ranging from progressive activists to United States President Donald Trump.

In a statement on Saturday, Mr McConnell lamented what he called a “radical tantrum” drawn from a “toxic playbook”.

Louisville station WDRB-TV reported that the senator’s home was tagged overnight with red and white spray paint. Photos show writing on the front of the home, including “Weres (sic) my money” on the front door.

The Louisville Metro Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.

“I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest,” Mr McConnell said in the 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.”

At about 2am on Friday, San Francisco police responded to a report of vandalism at a home in the city’s Pacific Heights neighbourhood.

Graffiti was found spray-painted on the garage door and “a pig’s head” was left on the sidewalk, a spokesman for the Police Department said.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the home belonged to Ms 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 fake.

The Speaker’s office did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday.


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