Police officers in Charleston, South Carolina, are investigating an incident that happened at Republican Representative Nancy Mace’s home over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a Charleston South Carolina Police Department spokesperson told CNN.
Mace’s home was vandalized with three Antifa symbols, “pass the pro act,” “politicians are bastards, and “F-ck you Nancy.”
“I woke up this morning to my house being vandalized last night,” Mace said in a video that was posted on Tuesday. “What makes me so angry is this is a house that I live in with my kids, my two kids.”
We can disagree on things politically but this is not the way to handle disagreements. This is my home; my kids live here.
I want to take a moment to thank everyone on both sides of the aisle for the outpouring of support we have received in response to this hateful attack. pic.twitter.com/06veWebalI
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) June 1, 2021
Charles E. Francis, Charleston Department of Police Public Information Officer, confirmed to CNN that no arrests had been made.
“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,” Mace said.
“There is a significant difference between nonviolent protestors, and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism. We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes, regardless of our political beliefs,” the congresswoman said. “I urge everyone to take a moment to think about their words and their actions at this time. And it’s not just social media, but our own words impact real people and impact real lives. We should think about taking it down a notch.”
“I hope people realize just how hard I’m working with both sides of the aisle — a particularly difficult task — given the vitriol in our current political environment. We can, and we should do better for our communities and for the American people,” Representative Mace said.
Officer Francis told CNN that the department notified US Capitol Police about the investigation.
Last month, US Capitol Police announced that threats against congress members have increased this year and are expected to increase.
House of Representatives passed a $1.9 billion spending bill to expand security at the US Capitol for lawmakers. The bill must pass the Senate before being signed into law.
$7.4 million will go towards increasing security for congress members, and $10.6 million will be used for security measures and the installation of surveillance camera systems in district offices.