Two lawmakers announced their district offices were targeted by protesters who object to their pro-Israel stances on the ongoing conflict with Hamas.
“They might dress it up and try to make it look cute, but really it’s just insidious language that makes us all less safe,” said Rep. Greg Landsman (D-Ohio), who represents a Cincinnati-area district. “Peaceful protests can be powerful, but vandalism and dangerous rhetoric are wrong, and ineffective.”
The vandalism, shown in images posted on X, say “this Ken supports genocide” and “racist and supports ethnic cleansing.”
Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) disclosed his district office in Hanford, Calif. had similar vandalism on Monday.
“In a democracy, harassment and intimidation is not how you make your voice heard,” Valadao wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Threats against members of Congress — and their staff — have reached historic highs in recent years.