It has been reported that the homes of political opponents and the two most powerful members of Congress, Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi, have been demolished as their stalemate continues over an economic stimulus package criticized as inadequate by left and right – including President Trump.
In a statement on Saturday, McConnell, a Kentucky Republican and Senate majority leader, lamented what he called a "radical tantrum" taken from a "toxic playbook." The Louisville broadcaster WDRB-TV reported that the senator's house was marked with red and white spray paint overnight. Photos show the letter on the front of Mr. McConnell's house, including a note on the front door that read "Weres my money". The Louisville Metro Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.
"I've spent my career fighting for the first change and defending peaceful protest," McConnell said in the statement. “I appreciate every Kentuckian who has participated in the democratic process, whether they agree with me or not. That is different. Vandalism and fear politics have no place in our society. "
At 2 a.m. on Friday, San Francisco police responded to a report of vandalism in a house in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Graffiti had been sprayed on the garage door and "a pig's head" was left on the sidewalk in front of the house, a police spokesman said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the house belonged to Ms. Pelosi, a Democrat who serves as the house's spokeswoman.
The police department did not answer any further questions, including whether the pig's head discovered on the property was real or fake. The speaker's office did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday.
President Trump signed a bill last Sunday that included an incentive of $ 900 billion but called for payments to individuals to be increased from $ 600 to $ 2,000. Ms. Pelosi rallied support for the postponement and the House voted on Monday to increase payments. Mr. McConnell blocked efforts the next day.
Mr McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would "initiate a process" to consider larger payments along with Mr Trump's other demands, including investigations into his unfounded allegations of election fraud in the 2020 election and the repeal of certain legal protections for Technology giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter.