The home of Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), an outspoken conservative who was elected to Congress in November, appears to have been vandalized over the Memorial Day weekend, Breitbart reported.
The congresswoman posted photos online of the profane defacement that was spray-painted on a wall and the sidewalk in front of her house.
Congresswoman’s home defaced
“Although my kids and I are thankfully fine, the criminal events at my home where I’m raising my two children are unacceptable no matter your politics,” Mace said in a statement issued by her office.
“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,” she continued.
“There is a significant difference between nonviolent protests, and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism,” Mace said. “We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes, regardless of our political beliefs.”
The congresswoman went on to express concern and appreciation for her neighbors and urged everyone to “think about their words and their actions at this time,” and advised everyone to “think about taking it down a notch.”
Mace accused of hoax
A thread of tweets posted by Mace also contained a similar message as her statement and included photos of the vandalism, which included the common anarchy symbol of an “A” inside a circle as well as phrases like “pass the PRO Act,” “no gods, no masters,” “all politicians are bastards,” and “f*** you Nancy.”
In the early morning hours of Memorial Day, my home, where I’m raising my two children, was vandalized with Antifa symbols and profanity.
Although my kids and I are thankfully fine, these criminal acts are unacceptable no matter your politics. pic.twitter.com/OIN5byPp0I
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) June 1, 2021
While there were a few comments of support for Mace in response to her thread, most of the replies came from those who accused Mace of having vandalized her own home with an intention to garner sympathy, even comparing the handwriting of the spray-painted messages with examples of Mace’s own handwriting found online.
Other incidents of vandalism
However, if those accusations are correct and Rep. Mace actually vandalized her own home, then she must have been rather busy in the early hours of Memorial Day. According to local police, three other local parks in the Daniel Island area where Mace lives were also defaced with spray paint that same night, and a monument honoring a freed slave-turned-businessman was also vandalized, The Post and Courier reported.
“These cowardly acts of vandalism are not who we are and they will not be tolerated,” said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg in a statement. “Here in Charleston, we don’t deface monuments and we don’t vandalize people’s homes. Basic human decency is not a political issue — and people who don’t understand that will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”
It remains to be seen if the alleged anarchist vandals who defaced the congresswoman’s property will be identified and held accountable for their actions.