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GOP responds after vandalism at Rep. Mace’s home

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 12:04 PM EDT
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DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Several members of the South Carolina Republican Party have shared their outrage after Lowcountry home of a U.S. Congresswoman was vandalized.

Congresswoman Nancy Mace represents South Carolina District 1 and she says this is actually the second time her property has been vandalized.

The congresswoman told police she and her daughter left their home on Sunday night and when they returned the following morning, she noticed several black graffiti marks that included anarchist symbols and statements including profanity on the roadway, sidewalk and house foundation, an incident report states.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and the the South Carolina Republican Party have all tweeted messages of solidarity.

Scott and McMaster, like Mace, run on the Republican ticket.

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The City of Charleston’s Code Enforcement Team was reportedly helping remove the graffiti.

Mace says it’s sad and a testimony to all the rhetoric happening in politics nowadays.

“At some point, we’ve got to just hit pause and say this is not okay,” Mace said. “Attacking someone’s property, attacking someone’s family - I don’t care if you are a Republican or a Democrat - nobody deserves this. First it was my car in the middle of my campaign, now it’s my house where my kids live.”

Mace says she’s trying to collect as much camera footage, as she can for the police. She says she wants whoever is responsible to be prosecuted.

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Scott and McMaster, like Mace, run on the Republican ticket.

Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said the investigation is ongoing and that no arrests have been made so far.

Anyone with information on the incident can call the on-duty Charleston County detective at 843-743-7200.

Mace’s home was one of several areas on Daniel Island that police responded to on Monday for vandalism.

A report by the Charleston Police Department states that officers responded to Mace’s home where she told investigators that she had left the home on Sunday night, and when she returned home the following morning she noticed several black graffiti marks that included “anarchist symbols and statements including profanity” on the roadway, sidewalk and house foundation.

That same morning police were told by an anonymous citizen that the walk bridge at Barfield Park on Daniel Island had graffiti painted on it. Officers reported discovering pink graffiti on the walkway and hand railing.

The report stated that the graffiti included “F-DI MOMS,” “MAGA,” “R ROB,” and some other undistinguishable writings.

While leaving the area, the responding officer also noticed some color paint on the roadway. The officer said “BLACK LIVES MATTER” was written on the roadway.

Authorities said as the officer was preparing the report on this incident, he received another call about graffiti at another park where someone had used pink spray paint to paint on the trees, sidewalk, park bench, light poles and a sandwich board sign.

Police officers said the graffiti included profanity and a graphic image.

In addition on Monday, another officer responded to Smythe Park and noticed an “anarchist symbol” sprayed with black paint on one of the welcoming columns of the park.

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