The Louisville home of United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was reportedly vandalized early Saturday morning following his blocking of $2,000 stimulus checks to most Americans.
According to WDRB, a message written on his front door in spray paint read, “[Weres] my money,” referring to the $2,000 stimulus checks that McConnell blocked this week.
Other expletives were written with spray paint across the front door and bricks of the Kentucky Republican’s Highlands residence.
McConnell said in a statement Saturday morning that “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,” he continued. “Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
He concluded: “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.”
A McConnell spokesman did not immediately reply to a question on if the Senate Majority Leader was home during the incident.
According to Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell, the incident occurred about 5 a.m. Saturday, with “minor damage of graffiti on a window and door.” The department has no suspects, and its Fifth Division is investigating.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, condemned the vandalism in a tweet Saturday, calling it “unacceptable.”
“While the First Amendment protects our freedom of speech, vandalism is reprehensible and never acceptable for any reason,” Beshear wrote.
Mitch McConnell’s home was vandalized last night pic.twitter.com/h1rrj5RTrN
— Rose Movement 🌹 (@Rosemvmt) January 2, 2021
On Friday, photos surfaced on social media and TMZ showing graffiti on a San Francisco garage door purportedly at the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The apparently spray-painted message read “$2K” with a line through it.