United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Louisville home has been vandalized following his blocking of $2,000 stimulus checks to most Americans.
As of Saturday morning, messages like “where’s my money” and other expletives were written with spray paint across the front door and bricks of the Kentucky Republican’s Highlands residence.
McConnell said in a statement Saturday morning that “I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest. I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not.”
“This is different,” he continued. “Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
He concluded: “My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum.”
A McConnell spokesman did not immediately reply to a question on if the Senate Majority Leader was home during the incident.
The Louisville Metro Police Department did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment on if they have any suspects or additional information about the vandalism.
The vandalism comes after McConnell put the kibosh on a stand-alone proposal for $2,000 direct cash payments to American households that qualify — an idea supported by President Donald Trump, 44 House Republicans, and several Senate Republicans.