‘ABOLISH ICE’: Nebraska vandals cause $1,200 in property damage at state GOP headquarters

· July 3, 2018  
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Vandals in Lincoln, Nebraska have smashed windows and spray-painted the headquarters of the Nebraska Republican Party, causing at least $1,200 in damage.

The individual or individuals who destroyed the property also left behind a message that reads “ABOLISH ICE,” according to pictures posted by the Nebraska Republican Party on Facebook.

Police are investigating the vandalism, which they said occurred sometime between midnight and after 3 a.m., according to the Omaha World-Herald. They believe the vandals picked up bricks from a nearby construction site and tossed them at the glass doors.

“This destructive criminal activity is disappointing, but unsurprising, given the increasingly radical rhetoric of national Democrat leaders and candidates like Jane Raybould, Kara Eastman, and Jane Kleeb,” NEGOP Executive Director Kenny Zoeller said in a statement. “Violence is the natural result of the Left’s statements urging Democrats to literally ‘push back’ on Republicans and ‘resist’ at any cost. Voters face a stark choice between sanity and the rabid, hateful words that sparked this vandalism.”

This morning our building was once again vandalized by the "tolerant left", smashing two of our windows and spray…

Posted by Nebraska Republican Party on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

State Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb condemned the vandalism.

“I think it’s a terrifying place that our country is in right now, where people are resorting to violence, vandalism and death threats to political leaders, staff members and candidates,” she told the World-Herald.

“Abolish ICE” has become the rallying cry of radical progressives who oppose President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and are demanding the elimination of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Prominent Democrats such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and newly nominated congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who recently defeated a top member of House Democratic leadership in New York’s 14th Congressional District primary — have come out in support of eliminating ICE.

President Trump believes the Democrats are hurting themselves politically by embracing the extreme open-borders position of fringe socialists.

Acts of extremism and vandalism in the name of what is becoming the mainstream Democratic Party position will convince the American people that Democrats are too extreme to govern.

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