Rep. Nancy Mace said Tuesday that her South Carolina home was vandalized with “Antifa symbols and profanity” on Memorial Day, posting multiple photos of the damage while condemning the destruction in a posting to social media.
The pictures show front steps, sidewalk and street in front of the South Carolina Republican’s house spray-painted with phrases including “Pass the PRO Act,” “No god, no masters,” “All politicians are bastards,” “F–k you Nancy,” and multiple circled “A’s.” The police are investigating the incident.
Mace noted that she lives in her home with her two young children, asserting that regardless of political views, individuals should not be subjected to such harassment.
“Although my kids and I are thankfully fine, the criminal events at my home where I’m raising my two children are unacceptable no matter your politics. I sincerely appreciate law enforcement doing all they can to find the criminal trespassers who vandalized my home with Antifa symbols and profanity on Memorial Day,” she said in a statement.
“There is a significant difference between nonviolent protests, and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism. We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes, regardless of our political beliefs. I’m also concerned for my neighbors who’ve been impacted by this appalling criminal behavior.”
Mace said the incident shows the impact the “vitriol in our current political environment” can have in real life, calling for parties to work together to ease tensions to prevent further defacement of property and violence.
“I urge everyone to take a moment to think about their words and their actions at this time. And it’s not just social media, but our words impact real people and impact real lives. We should think about taking it down a notch,” she added.
“I hope people realize just how hard I’m working with both sides of the aisle — a particularly difficult task — given the vitriol in our current political environment. We can and we should do better for our communities and for the American people.”
The incident marks the second time Mace has been targeted by vandals, with her vehicle having been “keyed with an expletive” shortly after a debate in October 2020 when she was still a candidate.