Bipartisan lobbying, lumpen proletarian style.
By Allyson Waller, New York Times
he homes of Senator Mitch McConnell and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the two most powerful members of Congress, have been reported vandalized, days after the contentious passage of a stimulus bill that has been criticized as inadequate by a broad coalition ranging from progressive activists to President Trump.
In a statement on Saturday, Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, lamented what he called a “radical tantrum” drawn from a “toxic playbook.” The 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 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 2 a.m. on Friday, San Francisco police officers responded to a report of vandalism at a home in the city’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. Graffiti was found spray-painted on the garage door and “a pig’s head” was left on the sidewalk, a Police Department spokesman said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the home belonged to Ms. Pelosi.