Are you still sure it’s not a mob? On Thursday night, the New York City headquarters of the Republican party was struck by vandals. It wasn’t a minor attack, either. Windows were smashed, the locks were glued shut and Antifa symbols were sprayed on the building along with other vulgarities. And just to make sure that there was no question as to who was responsible or why they did it, the attackers left a note. (ABC New York)
The New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was vandalized Thursday evening.
It happened around 1:30 a.m. at the location on East 83rd Street on Upper East Side, where windows were broken, doors were spray-painted and glue was put in the locks and on the handles. A threatening message was also left at the scene, telling Republicans the “attack is merely beginning.”
“Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they championed,” the note read. “The US government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murder black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades.”
Ed Cox, the Chairman of the state GOP, issued the following statement in response.
“In the middle of the night, the New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was physically vandalized by anti-Republican forces. The perpetrators broke windows, spray-painted the doors with an anarchist symbol used by Antifa activists and destroyed the keypad door lock. They also left a threatening note that their ‘attack is merely the beginning.’
“This attack has no place in society and must be condemned by Governor Cuomo, Senators Gillibrand and Schumer, and all Democratic officials. Governor Cuomo has said conservatives have no place in New York and the inciteful rhetoric coming from Democrats like Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters is dangerous and must be stopped before someone gets hurt.
The fact that this happened is sadly not much of a surprise given the current climate. Plenty of people in both government and the media have pumped up the #RESIST movement and encouraged “confrontational” tactics, so seeing violence and crime follow close behind was almost a given. That’s particularly true in the cities, where you can round up an angry mob far easier than out in the sticks.
But there’s one question we should be asking and it has more to do with the police and the residents and employees who frequent this area. How are there no leads on suspects yet? The cops are saying that the attack took place at 1:30 in the morning. We’re talking about the Upper East Side in the Big Apple. You know… the city that never sleeps? The Metropolitan Republican Club is literally around the corner from St Ignatius Loyola Church on Park Avenue. Speaking as someone who has spent far too much time in that city, the neighborhood would have been buzzing with people, even at that time of the morning.
How on Earth did a group of people manage to break that much glass and create all the rest of the damage without somebody seeing them and calling the cops? Speaking of which, the club is less than three blocks from the NYPD’s 19th Precinct station. It certainly seems like a quick 911 call could have had someone on the scene rapidly enough, assuming anyone in New York City is actually interested in stopping a crime being committed against Republicans.
If the Democrats can’t keep their animals in line, law enforcement needs to be out there busting some heads and getting the message across. This is no longer “spirited debate” or anything related to politics. It’s mob rule and if we can’t keep a lid on this then all that talk you’ve been hearing about a new civil war may not be quite as hyperbolic as we’d hoped.