Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell on Sunday said his Pennsylvania home was vandalized with graffiti containing left-wing messages and a communist symbol.
Vandals spraypainted “ELECTIONS NO, REVOLUTION YES!” and a hammer and sickle on the combat veteran’s garage and driveway.
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In a statement Sunday, Parnell condemned “socialism, violence, and destruction” and said Americans should express their disagreements with candidates by voting. “No matter who we support and oppose, we do it with our vote, and not through destruction of property and violence to our fellow Americans,” the Republican said.
Parnell, who is running to unseat Rep. Conor Lamb (D., Pa.) in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District, tweeted an image of the vandalism. “My house was vandalized last night by cowards under the cover of darkness,” Parnell said.
My house was vandalized last night by cowards under the cover of darkness.
This is what is at stake in this election. We all must fight for our country and we must do it NOW.
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) November 1, 2020
Elizabeth Matamoros is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. She previously consulted on political campaigns in Southern California and worked on Capitol Hill. Elizabeth graduated from the University of California, Riverside where she studied political science and marketing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.