A Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives saw her Charleston, South Carolina home vandalized over Memorial Day weekend — and according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon, “members of the radical militant group Antifa” are to blame.
In a tweet, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) said trespassers vandalized her home, where she lives with her two children, “with Antifa symbols and profanity.” Neither of her children were injured in the vandalism, the congresswoman said.
Memorial Day vandalism
In a video surveying the damage, Mace’s home was seen spraypainted with phrases including “f*** you, Nancy” and “all politicians are bastards.”
Images commonly associated with Antifa were also seen spraypainted on the property, Mace said.
Early on Memorial Day, my home was vandalized w/ spray-painted ANTIFA graffiti. This kind of illegal act of intimidation shows the destructive division in our country and just how dangerous it can be.
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) June 1, 2021
“Acts of intimidation”
In a statement, Rep. Mace called the vandalism “unacceptable no matter your politics.”
“There is a significant difference between nonviolent protests, and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism,” she said. “We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes, regardless of our political beliefs.”
Mace also called on Americans to take “it down a notch” when it comes to their words both online and offline, saying that “our words impact real people and impact real lives.”
“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,” the congresswoman added.
Not the first time
Sadly, South Carolina’s The State said the damage done to Rep. Mace’s home wasn’t the only instance of vandalism that occurred in the city of Charleston over Memorial Day weekend. Police also reportedly found graffiti in a number of nearby parks in the Daniel Island area, including some that featured profanities.
It’s also not the first time Mace has been targeted; according to The State, less than a month before she was elected to Congress last November, the now-congresswoman’s car was keyed with vulgarities in what she believed was a politically motivated attack.
It’s certainly not the news you want to hear about in the wake of a holiday that’s meant to be full of patriotism.