Monday, October 17, 2016

NC Orange County GOP Headquarters Firebombed

From the Charlotte Observer:

Hillsborough police said somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid through the window of Orange County’s GOP headquarters, setting campaign signs, supplies and furniture ablaze before burning itself out.

A swastika and “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were spray painted on the side of an adjacent building. No damage estimates were available.

“The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy,” [Gov. Pat] McCrory said in a statement. “Violence has no place in our society – but especially in our elections. … I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said, “This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety … and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation.”

...“The office itself is a total loss,” [Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state GOP,] said. “The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been.”

Later, Woodhouse said, “Whether you are Republican, Democrat or Independent, all Americans should be outraged by this hate-filled and violent attack against our democracy. … Everyone in this country should be free to express their political viewpoints without fear for their own safety.”

The flaming bottle, which Woodhouse described as a significant Molotov cocktail, and bomb, was thrown through a window that bore the words “Freedom spoken here.”

“This is a horrific, horrific act of political terrorism, one that we will not succumb to and one that we will answer,” he said. “When people try to stifle freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, you must come back with more speech and aggressively defend your rights.”

Woodhouse also mentioned the graffiti that said “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”

“Or else what? That is what we all wonder, or else what,” he said. “Because we’re not going anywhere.”

Team Hillary tweeted about the bombing:

When Hillary personally composes a tweet, it's signed "HRC."

This tweet condemning the "vandalism" does not.

Donald Trump strongly reacted to the attack in North Carolina:

This firebombing is Bill Ayers, Weather Underground type of stuff.

It's terrorism.


Not surprisingly, Leftists/Hillary supporters/Trump haters are posting some vile stuff on the Internet:

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