LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11) — Just a day after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home was vandalized, longtime Kentucky Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also became the target of vandals.
His home, located in the Highlands, was tagged with spray paint messages like, “Where’s my money?” and “Mitch kills the poor.”
Metro Police said the incident happened around 5 a.m. Saturday with minor damage of graffiti on the window and front door of the home.
McConnell has drawn public criticism due to his public opposition of a $2,000 stimulus check in recent weeks.
It’s unclear if the senator was at home during the time of the incident.
He released a statement on the incident:
“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.”
“This is different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society. 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.”
The vandalism left Kentucky leaders voicing their concern over the incident with Governor Andy Beshear calling the act “unacceptable.”
“While the First Amendment protects our freedom of speech, vandalism is reprehensible and never acceptable for any reason,” Beshear said on Twitter.
Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman Mike Lonergan said, “Vandalism is reprehensible and there’s no place in our politics for acts like this. Kentuckians deserve better and the Democrats should join us in condemning this act of vandalism.”
A small group of demonstrators gathered outside of McConnell’s home Saturday afternoon – those who question the election’s results even though no widespread voter fraud was found and those who felt American families deserved more from the stimulus bill.
Despite their differences, both groups said McConnell was not for the people.