House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The homes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were demolished days after Congress failed to approve a measure Increase Coronavirus Stimulus Checks to $ 2,000.
Photos taken on Saturday showed the words “WERES MY MONEY” sprayed white on the front door of McConnell’s home in Louisville, Kentucky. “MITCH KILLS THE POOR” was written in red on a window.
“I have spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest. I value every Kentuckian who has participated in the democratic process, whether they agree with me or not,” the Republican leader said in a statement. “It’s different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
The home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was shown when it was demolished overnight in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Timothy D. Easley | AP photo
McConnell said he and his wife weren’t intimidated, but “I hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too bothered by this radical tantrum.”
The Louisville Police Department did not immediately return a request for comment on Saturday.
A garage door was opened on Friday at Pelosi’s San Francisco home with the words “$ 2K”, “Cancel Rent!” and “We want everything!”
Police said a pig’s head and fake blood remained on the ground.
The San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Division is investigating the vandalism, police said in a statement. Pelosi has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The House passed the CASH Act on Monday to increase stimulus payments from $ 600 to $ 2,000 to help people during the coronavirus pandemic, but that was it blocked by McConnell who said the bill had “no realistic way to get through the Senate quickly.”
“The Senate is not bullied into throwing more borrowed money into the hands of the rich friends of the Democrats who don’t need the help,” he said in the Senate.