Republicans face a lot of backlash in politics today. Not only can they not offer an opinion that differs from a Democrat without finding out what new horrible term they’ll be branded with, but they’re going to war with the self-same people they’re expected to find a way to “work with.”
All of the trials and tribulations on Capitol Hill, however, pale in comparison to what happens when a member of Congress, or any public official of any kind, for that matter, finds they’ve been the victim of a personal attack at the place where they are supposed to feel safe: their home.
Such was the case for Freshman Republican Rep. Nancy Mace (SC) who work up on Memorial day to what The Daily Wire identified as a series of profane slogans, anarchist symbols, and demands to pass the “PRO” act spraypainted across her home and property.
The vandalism is undeniably about her political affiliation as was evidenced by the vandals’ demands that she get on board with the “PRO” act, which the congresswoman’s staff pointed out in a video released on Tuesday.
“A statement and a video put out by Mace’s congressional office shows graffiti painted on the street outside of the freshman Republican congresswoman’s home, the sidewalk leading up to the house and on the side of her home,” the Charlotte Observer reported.
“Part of the graffiti on the sidewalk reads, ‘No gods, no masters, all politicians are bastards,’ and is followed by the anarchist ‘A’ symbol,” the outlet noted. “‘Pass the pro act’ also was spray-painted on the side of her home, referring to a bill currently in Congress that would protect the rights of workers to organize.”
The congresswoman also posted a video to her Twitter account where she showed the damage and explained what happened. She said that it was “early” on Memorial Day that her home was vandalized, saying she believed it was related to a certain all-black wearing group that wanted her to aqueous to their own political beliefs.
“This kind of illegal act of intimidation shows the destructive division in our country and just how dangerous it can be,” Mace added.
“Although my kids and I are thankfully fine, the criminal events at my home where I’m raising my two children are unacceptable no matter your politics,” she said, identifying the perpetrators as members of the “anti-fascist” group, Antifa. “I sincerely appreciate law enforcement doing all they can to find the criminal trespassers who vandalized my home with Antifa symbols and profanity on Memorial Day.”
“There is a significant difference between nonviolent protests and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism,” Mace concluded. “We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes, regardless of our political beliefs.”
The South Carolina Republican has become a Democrat punching bag of late since insinuating on Twitter that fellow Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) might have embellished her “horrifying” experience during the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots.
Ocasio-Cortez famously claimed to have hidden in a closet in her office to avoid insurrectionists. However, Mace pointed out that her own office is just down from Ocasio-Cortez’s and that no insurrectionists stormed their section of the building.
That whole bringing up of the facts thing that Republicans are so apt to do, was just too much for AOC and her avid followers. Ocasio-Cortez accused Mace, who is herself a survivor of sexual assault, of “silencing victims” of the January 6th incident. Mace, fired back by telling media that Ocasio-Cortez “made clear she didn’t know who was at her door” and that the progressive Congresswoman’s “[b]reathless attempts by media to fan fictitious news flames are dangerous.”