McConnell and Pelosi’s homes vandalized after Congress fails to pass
The homes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were vandalized days after Congress did not approve measures to increase direct payments to American citizens in aid of the pandemic to $ 2,000..
Photos taken on Saturday showed the words «WHERE IS MY MONEY», scrawled with white spray paint on the front door of the house Mitch McConnell in Louisville, Kentucky. «MITCH KILLS THE POOR» was written in red paint on the window.
«I have fought for the First Amendment and defended peaceful protests my entire career. I appreciate every Kentucky who has participated in the democratic process, whether they agree with me or not.», – Republican leader said in a statement. «This is different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society».
McConnell said that he and his wife were not scared, but «I hope our neighbors in Louisville won’t get in too much of this radical hysteria».
The Louisville Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday..
Friday in the house Nancy Pelosi In San Francisco, inscriptions were found on the garage door «$ 2,000» (crossed out), «Cancel lease!» and «We want everything!»
A pig’s head and puddles of artificial blood were left on the ground, police said.
The San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Division is investigating cases of vandalism, police said in a statement. Pelosi has not yet responded to a request for comment..
The House of Representatives passed the CASH Act on Monday to increase incentive payments from $ 600 to $ 2,000 to help people during the coronavirus pandemic, but it was blocked by McConnell, who said the bill had «no real way for fast Senate adoption».
«The Senate will not be intimidated into urgently directing borrowed money into the hands of wealthy Democratic friends who do not need help», – he said in the Senate meeting room.
Bill was supported by the president Donald Trump and would increase the checks for citizens from $ 600 to $ 2,000.