KGO-TV reported that Graffiti on the garage door of the Democratic Leader’s house contained the sentences “$ 2K”, “Cancel Rent!” and “We want everything,” which appears to indicate failed efforts by Democratic lawmakers to increase coronavirus aid controls from $ 600 to $ 2,000.
The news channel says surveillance cameras surround the three-story brick house in the Tony Pacific Heights neighborhood.
McConnell released a statement Saturday condemning the vandalism at his Louisville home.
“I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest,” he said. “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. “
McConnell said he and his wife were not intimidated by the vandalism. “We just hope our Louisville neighbors aren’t bothered too much by this radical tantrum.”
Louisville police are investigating the incident at McConnell’s home, which occurred at 5 a.m. on Saturday. There are currently no suspects, police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said in an email.
On New Years Day, Senate Republicans refused to allow debate on a bill to increase the amount of COVID-19 relief. The raise, backed by President Donald Trump, passed the Democratic-run house but was blocked by McConnell.
The government has started sending the smaller payments to millions of Americans. The payment of $ 600 goes to individuals with incomes up to $ 75,000. Congress approved the payment in late December.