Antifa and other far-left activists allegedly went on a vandalism spree against the local GOP in Henderson County, North Carolina early Thursday morning that left a congressional candidate’s home and a county GOP office damaged to the tune of thousands of dollars in repairs.
The group rampaged through the county, allegedly vandalizing homes of residents who had Republican yard signs as well as the county GOP office.
The home of Republican congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn was one of those vandalized, according to Cawthorn, who shared photos of the vandalism on Facebook.
“At 4:55am last morning, activists from far-left fringe Antifa groups acted on the aggressive rhetoric of my opponent and committed gross acts of vandalism and destruction of property across this district,” Cawthorn posted Saturday on the platform. “My opponent’s strike force inflicted thousands of dollars of damage to both public and private property.”
No disavowal of violence by Democrats
Cawthorn pointed out that his Democrat opponent has refused to disavow any of the recent violence in nearby Asheville and was also silent about the GOP vandalism even though more than 48 hours had passed.
“The most disturbing report about last night’s events involves my opponent refusing to denounce these acts of aggressive violence,” Cawthorn said.
“Today my opponent is silent again. Rest assured that attempts to silence our message of hope for this district will not succeed. Let us continue to pray for these troubled people that they may find peace,” Cawthorn continued.
Photos shared by Cawthorn showed messages like “liar,” “you have no soul,” and “wannabe corporate shill” spray-painted on his property and yard signs.
Cawthorn’s opponent advocated violence against Republicans
Retired Air Force Colonel Moe Davis, who is running as the Democrat nominee against Cawthorn, has openly tweeted about “stomping” on the necks of GOP supporters and operatives, who he has branded as “extremists.”
Screw they go low, we go high bullsh*t. When @NCGOP 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. He needs to know who whupped his ass.
— Moe Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) September 12, 2019
Davis also questioned Mike Pompeo’s Christian faith and called the boys from Covington High School “MAGAts” in other tweets.
Cawthorn and Davis have been in a contentious race since Cawthorn beat Trump’s pick for the seat in a runoff in June. A recent poll showed that Cawthorn holds a narrow lead in the race.