South Carolina congresswoman Nancy Mace said she was out of town when a vandal or vandals allegedly scrawled profanity and anarchist symbols in black spray paint on her property on Memorial Day.
Police are still investigating, but the graffiti is gone now. Statements including “F—k you Nancy,” and “all politicians are bastards,” were scrubbed away by crews the day it happened. Mace said this is not the first time she has been targeted. In October 2020, a month before narrowly defeating Democrat incumbent Joe Cunningham, she reported that her car had been keyed. After receiving death threats in December, she got a concealed weapons permit.
Following the alleged vandalism, FOX reports, there was some speculation online that she vandalized her own home. In May, the Capitol Police Department reported there had been a 107 percent increase in threats against federal lawmakers in the first few months of this year when compared to the same time in 2020.
In response to these allegations Mace said “There was no empathy, there was only let’s re-victimize her. I challenge anybody, if I did this, please send the evidence to the FBI, and please charge me with a crime. I dare you to because the evidence just doesn’t exist out there. And it’s crazy to me that this is where we are in this country; you’re seeing the downfall of civility on social media because of this.”
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