A local GOP office in Seminole County, Fla., was vandalized over the weekend with a vulgar message, just days after President Biden accused Republicans of “semi-fascism.”
Vandals spray-painted “Eat sh** fascists,” on the exterior of the county GOP’s office near Orlando.
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel shared a photo of the graffiti on Monday and said, “There is no place for violence in our political discourse, and the GOP will not be intimidated.”
The Seminole County GOP office was vandalized overnight. The criminals echoed Biden’s “fascists” slander.
There is no place for violence in our political discourse, and the GOP will not be intimidated. pic.twitter.com/fmiiMVmi0t
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 29, 2022
The Republican National Committee told the Associated Press a police report has been filed.
The Seminole County GOP Facebook page posted a photo of the paint being removed on Monday, writing in the caption: “Our office was vandalized this weekend, our answer to hate, clean up and move on. #KeepFloridaFree #RedWave2022.”
National Review has reached out to the Casselberry Police Department for comment.
The vandalism comes after Biden gave a speech in Maryland where he said, “What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of extreme MAGA philosophy.”
“It’s not just Trump; it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism,” he said.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later defended Biden’s remarks, saying the president was “pretty clear” and “very powerful” in his speech. She said “MAGA Republicans” are “using threats of violence. They are taking away voting rights. And he called it what it is. That’s what he did. He called it what it is and what many, would argue, historians would agree with us on.”