Vandals spray painted the offices of Democratic Reps. Mike Doyle and Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania, and the home of Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell this weekend in protest of the upcoming election.
The vandals scrawled a hammer and sickle and wrote “Elections, no. Revolutions, yes” on Parnell’s home garage door in Ohio Township and in front of Doyle’s Forest Hills office, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They spray painted the same symbol and wrote “Don’t vote! Fight for Revolution” on the outside of Lamb’s office in Mt. Lebanon.
Parnell, a U.S. Army veteran, is running against incumbent Lamb for Pennsylvania’s 17th District which leans Democratic, according to the Cook Political Report. Doyle, the incumbent, is defending his seat against Republican candidate Luke Negron in the 18th congressional district.
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
“This is an issue of America versus socialism and anarchy and I think both parties need to just stand up and condemn this type of vandalism and potentially violence in the strongest possible terms,” Parnell told Channel 11 News.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading by approximately four percentage points in Pennsylvania against President Trump, according to a RealClearPolitics poll. (RELATED: Police Departments In Major Cities Refuse To Say How They Are Preparing For Potential Protests Surrounding Election Day).
Parnell tweeted, “This is what is at stake in this election. We all must fight for our country and we must do it NOW. I will not cower. I will not back down. I will always fight for this nation. #VOTE.”
Pittsburgh police are investigating the vandalism at Doyle’s home, and Ohio Township police are investigating the vandalism at Parnell’s house, according to a local CBS affiliate.