Disturbing graffiti covers the walls of the Winnebago County Republican headquarters in Rockford, Illinois. The vandalism was discovered Sunday morning with the words ‘rape’ and ‘shame’ spray painted on the building.
Republican State Representative John Cabello wrote on Facebook saying, “We can have our differences. We can have good spirited debate. I hope whoever is responsible for this will be brought to justice. You are a coward for doing this without coming forward!”
Demoralized northern Illinois city Rockford, which seems like it is the setting of every depressing Bruce Springsteen song from the 1980s, has enough problems without some hooligan spray painting “rape” on the county headquarters of the GOP.
The Winnebago County Republican Headquarters was vandalized with sprawling spray paint of the words “rape” and “shame” all across the building at 515 N. Court St. downtown.
Rockford police officers at the building said the graffiti was spotted by an officer on patrol shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday.
“I hope whoever is responsible for this will be brought to justice,” state Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, wrote on his Facebook page. “You are a coward for doing it unless you come forward!”
Reached by phone, Cabello said, “We can have a good spirited debate, but the minute you start to damage other people’s property, you’ve crossed the line.”
The vandalism also included “9/27/18,” the date of a contentious Senate hearing over allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court Justice. Christine Blasey Ford, professor of psychology at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982.
State Rep. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, said of the graffiti: “I certainly hope they will find and prosecute the person who is responsible.”
He added, “I think in the end this will hurt the legitimacy of the #MeToo movement.”
The building is also the law office of Shiver, O’Neill and Thompson.
Attorney Jim Thompson, who is also chairman of the Winnebago County Republican Central Committee, held a news conference later in the afternoon outside the building. More
There is STILL NO EVIDENCE against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. There’s no room for this sort of thing anywhere. The ironic part is, she never accused him of rape. Democrats are just obsessed with rape.
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