(ReliableNews.org) – The war between Israel and Hamas has created a lot of animosity in the US. Protests have broken out across the country. Now, a Republican congressman is blaming an attack at his office on anti-Israel protesters.
On November 27, Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) posted a message on X, formerly Twitter, announcing his Hanford office was vandalized. He said there were posters covering his office that said, “Murdered by Israel.” The perpetrators also threw fake blood around.
Valadao told his followers the “office was vandalized by anti-Israel protesters.” He went on to say that he supports everyone’s right to peacefully assemble, which is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. However, he explained, “violence and vandalism are never acceptable.” Further, he pointed out that “harassment and intimidation is not how” people should make their voices heard.
The Republican lawmaker pointed out that if the protesters who vandalized his office really cared about the kids in Palestine, then they would support Israel’s goal of eradicating Hamas militants. He accused the terrorists of using “hospitals and schools as cover for their military operations” and endangering innocent civilians.
The congressman contacted law enforcement and filed reports with local authorities and Capitol Police. He said that he hopes those who committed the acts of vandalism will be “held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.” He spoke to Fox News Digital about the incident and said the damage happened before his staff arrived at the office.
The vandalism at the congressman’s office comes weeks after throngs of pro-Palestine protesters showed up at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington, DC, and clashed with police. At the time, there were several lawmakers at a fundraising event. Capitol Police evacuated them after the protesters blocked the building’s exits. One lawmaker described the event as being worse than the January 6th attack on the Capitol Building.
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