Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said his home was vandalized by ceasefire activists.
Smith said in a statement that her home in Bellevue, Washington, was destroyed Thursday night.
“Last night, my home was destroyed by those advocating a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza. This attack, which sadly reflects the escalating political debate in our country, is completely unwarranted and unnecessary. , is harmful to our political system,” Smith said.
“Throughout my career, my staff and I have continually met with groups from all sides of the political spectrum, including pro-Palestinian and left-wing activists, and I will continue to meet with these groups to support our “We can come together in a productive and peaceful way.” “We can come together in a productive and peaceful way.” We must reject the rise in violence.”
California Republican Rep. David Valadao’s office vandalized by anti-Israel protesters
Washington Democrats condemned extremism on both sides of politics and said it needed to be addressed.
“Extremism on both the left and right of our political spectrum is a threat to a healthy functioning democracy and has been tolerated for too long. The simple truth is that extremism on both sides “It is degrading our political system and it must be improved and put down roots so that our democracy can survive,” he said.
“The world is becoming increasingly complex and full of difficult challenges that require strong leaders. I am determined to address these challenges, but this act of vandalism allows me to peacefully disseminate opinions. It has only made him more determined to stay in politics to ensure that differences are resolved, which truly reflects representative democracy,” Smith added.
Smith is not the only lawmaker targeted by vandalism related to the Israel-Hamas war.
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California Republican Rep. David Valadao’s Hanford, California office was vandalized by anti-Israel activists on November 27th.
“This morning, my office in Hanford was vandalized by anti-Israel demonstrators. While I strongly support the right to peacefully protest, violence and vandalism will never be tolerated. Democracy “Harassment and intimidation are no way to make your voice heard,” the lawmaker said. . Valadao posted in X.
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A photo posted by the California Republican shows an “Israel killed” poster and an office covered in fake blood.
FOX News’ Stephanie Price contributed to this report.