Once again we see that it is Democrats who are the violent, dangerous ones in our society today after a brand new Republican campaign office in Wyoming was firebombed only two days after it opened.
A GOP Party office in Laramie, Wyoming, was set on fire on Thursday just days after it opened, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The local police department is cooperating with the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) in the ongoing investigation, Morgan said, adding that authorities have not yet identified a suspect or a motive for the fire.
The burnt office is shared by the Albany County Republican Party and the Wyoming College Republicans, who began moving in on Tuesday, less than 48 hours before the fire, Albany GOP spokesman Ben McKay said.
The fire may have spread if someone walking by had not seen it and called it in, fire officials say.
In a statement, Republican Representative Liz Cheney thanked local first responders.
“I’m grateful to members of the Laramie Police and Fire Departments who responded to the fire and worked to ensure the safety of the community,” Cheney said. “As an investigation proceeds into the circumstances surrounding the fire, we should all pause to remember that the future of our nation depends upon our ability to exchange ideas and viewpoints, to argue and debate, free from violence and intimidation.”
“Citizens across our state, and across the spectrum of political viewpoints, work hard everyday to fight for our communities, our values and the causes we hold dear. There is never any excuse for resorting to violent attacks to thwart these efforts or silence speech,” Cheney added.
This is far from the first time a GOP office has been attacked like this. As Daily Caller notes:
Vandals in Nebraska threw a brick through the window of a local GOP office in July. They left behind a spray-painted message: “ABOLISH ICE.”
A North Carolina GOP office was firebombed a month before the 2016 election, and a building adjacent to it was spray-painted with graffiti: “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.”
And where are the corresponding stories of Democrat offices being attacked? Well, there aren’t any. Republicans don’t do this sort of stuff.
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