‘Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) The Michigan Republican Party said its headquarters in Lansing was vandalized over the weekend with a profanity spray-painted on the side of the building attacking federal immigration authorities.
Although cameras captured the crime occurring overnight between Friday and Saturday, police were unable to identify the culprit based on that alone, reported the news site MLive.
MIGOP Chair Laura Cox posted on Twitter that the graffiti may have been in connection with her previous role as agent for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Over the weekend, @MIGOP was vandalized attacking my previous role as an @ICEgov agent.
This criminal act by the radical left will not intimidate me or my staff. @realDonaldTrump is working to fix the crisis at our border and this deserves serious discussion, not graffiti. pic.twitter.com/wgRT8av5IW
— Laura Cox (@MIGOPChair) June 23, 2019
However, Cox may be giving the vandals too much credit in ascribing their motives. The act is just one of many in recent memory that involves presumed leftist radicals defacing both public and private property.
Since 2016, Republican offices in Indiana, North Carolina, Texas, Wyoming, Florida and New York are among the documented cases of vandalism (including the use of gunfire), burglary and arson that appear to have been politically motivated.
An attack on the Manhattan’s Metropolitan Republican Club last October, which included spray-painting, gluing locks shut and damaging a keypad at the front entrance, the vandals left a threatening message accusing Republicans of running concentration camps at the southern border and claimed it “shamelessly murders black people.”
The radicals, who sprayed anarchist symbols and also criticized the Democratic Party in their message as “spineless partners-in-crime,” said there would be more to come.
“Our attack is merely a beginning,” said their message. “We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize.”
The latest attack on the Michigan office came as President Donald Trump announced that he would delay by two weeks his previously announced plan for massive deportations, saying it was to give lawmakers an opportunity to fix legislative loopholes in the asylum laws.
I want to give the Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to Asylum and Loopholes. This will fix the Southern Border, together with the help that Mexico is now giving us. Probably won’t happen, but worth a try. Two weeks and big Deportation begins!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2019