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Rep. Mace Home Vandalized Over Memorial Day Weekend

June 2, 2021 by TWN Staff
(Photo via Twitter)

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., woke up Monday morning to discover her home was vandalized with spray-painted insults and profanity on Memorial Day.

In a post on Twitter in which she included several photos of the graffiti, Mace said “In the early morning hours of Memorial Day, my home, where I’m raising my two children, was vandalized with Antifa symbols and profanity.

“Although my kids and I are thankfully fine, these criminal acts are unacceptable no matter your politics,” she said.

Among the messages were profanity, “Pass the Pro Act,” “no gods,” “no masters,” and the capital letter “A” within a circle — a symbol most commonly associated with anarchism.

“We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes, regardless of our political beliefs,” Mace wrote, regarding the vandalism. “I sincerely appreciate law enforcement doing all they can to find the criminal trespassers. … There is a significant difference between nonviolent protests and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism.”

The incident at Mace’s home marks the second time she’s been the victim of vandalism in the last eight months.

In October, when she was still a Republican congressional candidate, someone scratched a profanity into her car as she prepared for her final debate with then-Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham.

Mace’s home wasn’t the only local property defaced with political graffiti on Memorial Day.

At least three local parks sustained damage, and vandals used a large sledge hammer to damage the pedestal of the Denmark Vesey monument in Hampton Park on the Charleston peninsula.

The statue of Vesey was unveiled in 2014. It honors the formerly enslaved man, who bought his freedom, opened a carpentry shop in the city and was later one of 35 people hanged for a foiled plot to free enslaved people from the city and escape to Haiti.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said in a statement that “these cowardly acts of vandalism are not who we are and they will not be tolerated.”

“Here in Charleston, we don’t deface monuments and we don’t vandalize people’s homes. Basic human decency is not a political issue — and people who don’t understand that will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

Another of those who responded to the weekend’s mayham was Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who wrote on Twitter, “Acts of vandalism and hate are simply unacceptable and have no place in our society. Praying for you, the kids, and our community. I trust our local law enforcement officers will get to the bottom of this soon.”

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