North Carolina Republican Party office burned; no injuries

North Carolina Republican Party office burned; no injuries

The head of the North Carolina GOP called the bombing a hate crime and a “violent attack against our country”.The graffiti and remnants of the fire in Hillsborough were discovered Sunday morning by 68-year-old Bobbie Sparrow, whose Balloons Above Orange shop is next to the GOP headquarters.A bottle filled with flammable liquid was thrown through the window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters early Sunday, damaging the interior before burning out, according to authorities. The phrase “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” was spray painted on a neighboring business as well, the Hillsborough Police Department said. The graffiti had been covered in paint.Hampton said federal investigators, representing the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, also have been assisting local officers in gathering video from nearby businesses, as well as other material.The White House is responding to reports of a fire being set at a local Republican Party headquarters in North Carolina, saying there is no justification for the use of violence to advance a political agenda.Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of state GOP, described the bottle as a Molotov cocktail that bore the words “Freedom spoken here” and called the incident “political terrorism”.Waddle said campaign workers posted the “Hillary for President” sign outside of the Hillary for America campaign office in the 5400 block of Raeford Road near Skibo Road.”We’re not going to be intimated; we’re not going to be cowed”, Woodhouse said. He said the office is temporarily operating out of a bus.”For some folks, they’re recognizing that yes, you can have your political differences, but when it comes to issues like attacks on facilities, that we’re all North Carolinians and that ultimately were all Americans”, said Bitzer.Stevens said he wasn’t aware of any leads on suspects. “And this is much more than an act of vandalism”. “It’s a shame we can’t have an election without people getting very angry”.”Until an investigation is undertaken, we can not know who did this or why”, the page stated. We hope the perpetrators are brought to swift justice and we are thankful that no one was hurt. According to the organizer, the page raised its $10,000 goal in just 40 minutes.Roy Cooper, N.C. attorney general and the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, expressed his disapproval of the attack on Twitter.North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory who was slated to tour the office on Monday called the firebombing an “assault on our democracy”.”An attack on our political system is an attack on us all”, Pence said. “These are the United States, we don’t do this”. “We will be requesting additional security at all Republican Party offices and events between now and Election Day to ensure the safety of our activists, volunteers, and supporters”.

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