According to U.S. media, vandals have attacked the homes of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi with graffiti, fake blood and a pig’s head.
“Where’s my money?” and “Mitch kills the poor” were written on McConnell’s front door and windows in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. media reported.
A pig’s head and fake blood were left outside Pelosi’s San Francisco home on Jan. 2, local media said Saturday.
The homes of the top Republican and top Democrat were targeted after an intense debate over a Covid 19 rescue package for Americans.
A long-awaited $900 billion pandemic aid package was finally approved on Christmas Eve. The Democratic-led House of Congress approved an increase in aid from $600 to $2,000. But the Republican-led Senate did not approve the increase.
On Wednesday, McConnell had told reporters, “The Senate will not be bullied into throwing more borrowed money into the hands of the Democrats’ rich friends who don’t need the aid.”
According to local news station WAS11, the incident occurred at 5 a.m. local time (10:00 GMT) on Saturday. It was unclear if anyone was home at the time.
McConnell called the graffiti a “radical act of rage,” adding, “Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
In San Francisco, Pelosi’s garage door was spray-painted with a crossed-out “$2K,” followed by “Cancel rent!” and “We want it all!”
The city police Special Investigations Division investigated the incident, NBC News reported.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – AN