In an increasingly divided nation, politically motivated attacks of all sorts have unfortunately become far too common in recent years.
With some on the left apparently comfortable with property destruction and even violence in pursuit of their agenda, it is perhaps unsurprising that a GOP congressional candidate in North Carolina was the target of vandalism at his home, as reported by Fox News.
“Little punks on my driveway”
Madison Cawthorn’s Democratic opponent has vehemently denied any involvement in or connection with the criminal act.
The rising Republican star, who spoke at the Republican National Convention earlier this year, addressed the incident during a segment of Fox & Friends this week.
He told co-host Steve Doocy that he discovered the apparently threatening act of vandalism outside of his home early on the morning of Oct. 9.
“I was waking up to go take engagement photos with my fiance, which I was very excited about, and then I wake up to these vandals, these little punks on my driveway, you know, they were gluing some of my signs to the driveway, they were spray painting pretty not-so-subtle threats on to them, and then they were cutting the head and neck out of out my signs all over the district,” Cawthorn said, according to Fox.
He added that other billboard ads for his campaign had also been defaced in the community, going on to cite an act of vandalism at an area Republican Party office around the same time.
“Stomp their scrawny pasty necks”
Cawthorn used the opportunity to paint his opponent, Moe Davis, as an extreme candidate who embodies all that is wrong with the Democratic Party.
“This is no JFK Democrat that we’re running against in this county,” he asserted, according to Fox. “You know, we’re not voting for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, it is two completely different worldviews and one worldview on the left says that it is OK to get violent and try and get what you want. It is pretty childish.”
Cawthorn referenced “inflammatory tweets” from his opponent, including one posted last year that states when Republican “extremists go low, we stomp their scrawny pasty necks with our heels and once you hear the sound of a crisp snap you grind your heel hard and twist it slowly side to side for good measure.”
Nevertheless, Davis spoke out to denounce the actions reported at Cawthorn’s home, claiming his opponent “has incessantly hyped a tweet of mine from over a year ago to stoke anger within his supporters and create a false narrative of lawlessness in Western North Carolina.”
As voters across the district head to the polls in the coming days, they might be considering this incident when determining which candidate they most trust to maintain law and order.