WASHINGTON D.C.– The new trend over the last several months with the left-wing liberals, is to bully and intimidate political figures until they get their way.
While sometimes it does not work, most of the time recently, we have seen our country’s leaders bow to the demands of those who are using terroristic tactics to get what they want.
On Monday January 4th, a group of left-wing activists with the organization “ShutDown DC” vandalized and protested outside the home of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), while his wife and newborn child were home alone, to demand he drop his objection to the electoral college vote on January 6th, Breitbart reported.
— judyann451 (@judyannaggie) January 5, 2021
Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel. They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 5, 2021
In true left-wing fashion, they want all of the attention they can get, so the activists with “ShutDown DC” live-streamed their protest on Hawley’s front lawn via YouTube and also bragged about their intimidation tactics on their Twitter page.
The group wrote on their website:
“Activists lit candles and delivered a copy of the US Constitution to Hawley’s door,”
“The crowd chanted ‘Shame! Shame on Hawley!’ and ‘Protect Democracy from the GOP.’ They also read messages from voters in the states whose election results Hawley and the other Senators are planning to contest, including Missouri and Pennsylvania. Police arrived at around 7:45PM.”
Tonight we dropped in at the home of @HawleyMO to encourage him to end his attack on democracy. Let’s be clear, Hawley and his pals are doing real and serious damage to our democracy. And they’re emboldening thugs like the #ProudBoys https://t.co/W5liUoi77u
— ShutDownDC (@ShutDown_DC) January 5, 2021
Many Republican Senators have come forward announcing they will be objecting to the electoral college vote for the 2020 presidential election, however, Hawley was the first one to do so. The reasons for the objections is their acknowledgement that there was in fact widespread voter fraud and irregularities that took place during this year’s election.
Since his announcement, at least ten other senate Republicans, including Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, and Senator Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, have said they will also object to the electoral college vote, and more than 100 House Republicans are expected to join them.
These are the pond scum poised to take control of the country. God help us.
Sen. Josh Hawley rips ‘Antifa scumbags’ who ‘threatened’ his home with only his wife and newborn daughter inside. The protesters called it a ‘peaceful vigil.’ https://t.co/uNFZpXo2SD
— Rholf Troy (@rholftroy) January 5, 2021
This is not the first political leader to make headlines this week for being intimidated or having their property vandalized.
As Law Enforcement Today reported earlier this week, just one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home was targeted with vandalism – it appears that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Louisville, Kentucky became a similar target as well. Here is more on the vandalism at both McConnell and Pelosi’s homes.
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LOUISVILLE, KY – Just one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home was targeted with vandalism – it appears that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Louisville, Kentucky became a similar target as well.
Mitch McConnell’s Louisville home vandalized with graffiti https://t.co/2CaBeQrZ5d
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 3, 2021
And what both of these instances of vandalism seem to have in common – outside of their close proximity in occurrence – is that they are clearly inspired by frustrations linked to the pandemic relief funds being distributed.
There’s been a lot of back-and-forth regarding whether Americans will be getting $600 or $2,000 to help tide them over during a period of financial strain for many Americans.
As it turns out, McConnell was among those instrumental in blocking the relief bill passed that would’ve seen many Americans receive $2,000 – despite both President Trump and House Democrats being on board with giving Americans more money.
Come the early morning hours of January 2nd, police were notified of spray painted graffiti tagged across McConnell’s home. Some phrases included “weres (sic) my money” and “Mitch kills the poor”.
Despite the habitual political disagreements between Republicans and Democrats on numerous matters, even liberal elected officials don’t condone the vandalism that befell McConnell’s home.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear took to Twitter, writing the following about the matter:
“The vandalism to [Senate Majority Leader] McConnell’s home is unacceptable. While the First Amendment protects our freedom of speech, vandalism is reprehensible and never acceptable for any reason.”
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
In his own statement on the matter, McConnell stated the following:
“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.”
“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.”
As of this time, there’s reportedly no suspects named or in custody regarding the vandalism.
As mentioned earlier, this incident occurred just one day after Nancy Pelosi’s home was the target of vandalism that was seemingly inspired over frustrations regarding pandemic relief.
We at Law Enforcement Today reported on that incident as well.
Here’s that previous report.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s posh San Francisco mansion has been targeted by vandals who spray-painted the home and left a pig’s head surrounded by red paint in the driveway.
Graffiti painted on her garage door read “cancel rent” and “we want everything.” There was also a symbol of a circled “A”, a symbol typically associated with anarchism, painted on the home.
Pelosi’s home vandalized with graffiti that appears related to her COVID relief efforts | Just The News https://t.co/vj16El5LF0
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) January 2, 2021
San Francisco police received the first call about the vandalism at the Pacific Heights residence around 2:00 a.m. on January 1st. Speaker Pelosi was not home at the time of the incident. Authorities have not released a motive, and no suspects were located.
The common radical leftist messages painted on the garage door point to Antifa or UBI (Universal Basic Income) as likely responsible for the crime.
The graffiti mentions the $2,000 stimulus checks Pelosi only recently supported after President Donald Trump demanded it be included in the latest Coronavirus Relief Package.
GOP senators have blocked passage of the increased stimulus payments, opting for the previously agreed-upon $600 payments.
Pelosi led a push to increase the payments last Monday. The House passed the bill by a vote of 275-134. The bill, which marks a rare agreement between Democratic leaders and President Trump, is presently being held up by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate.
A home in San Francisco belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was vandalized early Friday morning with an apparent reference to lawmakers’ failed efforts to provide Americans with $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks. https://t.co/Fn93ix87ci
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) January 2, 2021
McConnell told Pelosi the Senate would not be “bullied” into passing the increased payments. Pelosi urged McConnell to allow the upper chamber to vote on the bill Wednesday:
“The Democrats and Republicans in the House have passed that legislation. Who is holding up that distribution to the American people? Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans.
“In blocking it, they are in denial of the hardship the American people are experiencing now, health-wise, financially, and every way.”
— 🇺🇸Maggie VandenBerghe🇺🇸 (@FogCityMidge) January 2, 2021
The graffiti also demanded Pelosi “cancel rent.” Vandals may be referencing calls to provide rent relief and to continue an eviction moratorium during the pandemic crisis. The relief package has extended the prohibition against eviction until January 31, 2021.
Conservative filmmaker Maggie VandenBerghe shared photographs of the vandalism. Vandenberghe accused police of trying to cover up the incident. VandenBerghe, a self-proclaimed independent journalist, posted on Facebook:
“City called to clean up at 3 a.m. and police attempting to stop photos of scene (sic). Media SILENT.”
Neighbors say that, while they understand the frustration of politics, the vandalism accomplished nothing. Audrey Carlson, a neighbor of Speaker Pelosi, said:
“I don’t think that this is a useful way to go about it and it’s a terrible start to this new year, when we are hoping for less anger and hatred than we’ve had to deal with for the last year.”
Speaker Pelosi cannot afford to lose any support from the left, as there is almost no margin for error in her re-election bid for the House Speaker seat. After losing at least a dozen House seats in the 2020 election, Democrats have their smallest House majority in over a century.
With a caucus of only 222 Democrats, she cannot lose many supporters to fend off a challenge from Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R). Pelosi fought off a challenge from McCarthy in 2019, but 15 Democrats did not vote for her.
Two in-coming “Squad” lawmakers have refused to pledge support to Speaker Pelosi. During a CNN interview, Reps. Elect Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and Cori Bush (D-MO) refused to answer whether Pelosi would have their votes. Bush said:
“I am going to make sure that voices of the people of St. Louis are heard and we have what we need. And so, you will find out then. (Americans) will find out when my vote is tallied and, again, (I will be) organizing with our community to figure out what’s best.”
Incoming ‘squad’ members Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman refuse to say if they’ll support Pelosi’s reelection https://t.co/to56fi9jOb
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 28, 2020
Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) have already pledged not to vote for Pelosi’s re-election.
In addition to losing support, Pelosi must also worry about the Coronavirus pandemic. Since March, 35 lawmakers have been forced into quarantine by positive tests, causing them to miss floor votes. Pelosi cannot afford to have supporters sidelined for the vote.
Speaker Pelosi has not made public comments about the latest vandalism at her $5.4 million, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home. The home is one of several she owns in the city.
This is not the first incident at her mansion. In September, a YouTuber livestreamed himself defecating in the driveway of the home. The homeless YouTuber, calling himself “Armando,” posted a video of himself walking through San Francisco looking for Speaker Pelosi’s home. When he arrived, he set up a camera across the street. He then stood in her driveway, saluted the camera, and defecated on the driveway.
Same house from the incident in Sept. https://t.co/W9vYovmVyb
— Finicky (@beth_pasek) January 1, 2021
As Armando ends the video, he says, “That was for President Trump.” The video was posted to YouTube with the title “Poopalosi.”
The video was followed up with another video titled “I’m gonna need a lawyer,” in which Armando claimed he was arrested shortly after the incident:
“It was scary, man. They asked me about Kamala Harris, and about how I joked on the stream that if she lived in San Francisco, I’d s–t on her house too. They weren’t f—ing playing.”
A Twitter account claiming to be Armando’s later offered an apology for the incident:
“@SpeakerPelosi I know you may not ever see this, but I want you to know, I meant no foul harm yesterday when I did what I did. I’m not proud of it at all and I just would like for you to know that. I have no ill will against you or anyone in an elected official’s position.”
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Author: K. Winters