Florida Republican office vandalized as party blames graffiti-covered windows on Biden’s comments on “semi-fascism.”
- The front windows of the Seminole County GOP office were covered in spray paint overnight, according to the Republican National Committee Monday
- RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said on Twitter, “There is no place for violence in our political discourse and the GOP will not be intimidated.”
- The Florida GOP stepped in to blame Democratic Governor hopeful Charlie Crist
- Vandals spray-painted “Eat s*** fascists” on the glass front of the building
- The White House condemned the act through comments from the press secretary
A Republican Party office in central Florida was vandalized overnight Monday, according to a photo shared by the national party leader.
Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, accused President Joe Biden’s remark of comparing the beliefs of pro-Trump conservatives to “semi-fascism” before speaking at a Democratic National Committee event in Maryland last week.
“The Seminole County GOP office was vandalized overnight. The criminals repeated Biden’s “fascist” smear,” McDaniel wrote on Twitter, where she shared the picture.
“There is no place for violence in our political discourse and the GOP will not be intimidated.”
The photo shows the mostly glass facade of the Republican headquarters in Seminole County covered in graffiti.
Vandals spray-painted “eat s*** fascists” on the building’s facade, along with a symbol representing both anarchy and the left-wing “anti-fascist” movement known as Antifa.
The White House condemned the act when asked on Tuesday.
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that Biden has “always understood that violence, vandalism and threats have no place in our society and that he always condemns such acts — as he does here in this particular case.”
The Florida GOP also shared the image on their social media, blaming Democratic gubernatorial nominee Rep. Charlie Crist.
Crist, who serves in the House of Representatives and was previously Republican governor of Florida, is challenging current Gov. Ron DeSantis for the November seat.
The Republican National Committee shared this image of the GOP office in Seminole County, Florida, which was apparently defaced overnight Monday
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel accused President Joe Biden of comparing Trump supporters’ beliefs to “semi-fascism”.
‘1. Crist says DeSantis supporters “have hatred in their hearts”.
‘The results? Dangerous democratic rhetoric is polarizing our country and inciting criminal behavior.’
Seminole County is currently in retired Democrat Stephanie Murphy’s 7th congressional district territory.
DailyMail.com has reached out to their office for comment.
It comes amid a larger wave of Republican backlash against the president as he launches a fiery return to the campaign trail.
Biden reportedly made the remarks about Trump supporters during a private meeting with donors ahead of a speech in Bethesda on behalf of the DNC.
“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” the president said, according to multiple reports.
With less than three months to go before the November midterm elections, Biden is launching a fiery return to the campaign trail to motivate Democratic voters
“It’s not just Trump. It’s the whole philosophy that’s – I’ll say something: It’s like semi-fascism – that underlies it.’
And the president’s criticism of pro-Trump Republicans wasn’t confined to behind closed doors on Thursday.
“Americans have to choose. you have to choose Will we be a country moving forward or backward? Will we build a future or be obsessed with the past?’ the President asked his audience at the DNC event in Bethesda, Maryland.
“Trump and the extreme MAGA Republicans have made their choice: to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hatred and division.”
He touted the Democrats’ achievements over the past year and a half, especially after taking office during one of the darkest times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Guys, it just didn’t happen; it took a lot of hard work. It took a plan that we stuck to, even in the face of relentless onslaught from the country’s most powerful special interests,” Biden said.
“And the whole notion of the MAGA Republicans’ ‘burn it all down’ policy continues to be a bang.”
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