SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – The New Year brought a troubling discovery at the home of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, where early Friday morning vandals sprayed their home and left a severed pig’s head in front of their garage.
The graffiti says “cancel rental” and “we want everything” – possibly with reference to coronavirus stimulus tests. There was also a severed pig head in a pool of red paint in front of the garage door.
She wasn’t the only lawmaker targeted.
Vandals also sprayed the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky with “WERES MY MONEY” on Saturday. “MITCH KILLS THE POOR” scrawled on a window. An obscenity directed against the Republican senator was painted under the mailbox.
McConnell released a statement Saturday condemning the vandalism at his Louisville home.
“I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest,” he said. “I appreciate every Kentuckian who has participated in the democratic process, whether they agree with me or not. That is different. Vandalism and fear politics have no place in our society. “
Meanwhile, San Francisco police said they received the first call about the Pelosi vandalism around 2:00 a.m. on Friday. Spokeswoman Pelosi was not home as she is currently in Washington DC
Neighbors, while understanding the frustration with the politics on Capitol Hill, say that this type of vandalism does nothing to resolve the issue.
“I don’t think this is a useful way to go, and it’s a terrible start to this new year when we hope for less anger and hatred than we faced last year,” he told Audrey Carlson, a neighbor from spokesman Pelosi.
KPIX reached out to Spokesman Pelosi’s office for comment on the incident but has received no response.
The San Francisco Police Department has not released any information about any suspects in the case. In addition, no one came forward and took responsibility for the vandalism. Some of the graffiti mention UBI (Universal Basic Income) and “Cancel Rent” so it is possible that the culprit is someone implicated in these movements.
Pelosi helped run a passage last Monday to raise the bill275 members of the House of Representatives voted for the bill and 134 voted against.
This bill, which was a rare case in which President Donald Trump and Democratic officials agreed on an issue, has since been upheld in the Senate by Republican majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell.
© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved. CBS SF Editor Dave Pehling contributed to this report. The Associated Press contributed to this report.