"Last night, my home was vandalized by people advocating for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza," Rep. Adam Smith announced Friday. In images released by his office, pro-Palestinian slogans such as "Free Gaza" and "Cease Fire!" can be seen written in red graffiti on garage doors.
In a statement, the Democrat condemned extremism "on both sides" and claimed that throughout his political career, he has always been open and willing to speak with members of the Palestinian movement and left-wing activists.
Last night, my home was vandalized by people advocating for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza.
— Rep. Adam Smith (@RepAdamSmith) December 1, 2023
This is not the first time that pro-Palestinian protesters have vandalized or focused their protests on buildings linked to Democratic politicians.
Earlier this month, for example, hundreds of people gathered around President Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, chanting "President Biden, you can't hide!" and "We charge you with genocide!" Something similar happened at the White House, where protesters even jumped over a security fence and painted red hand prints on the exterior walls of the president's home.
Another group of pro-Palestinian activists stormed the California Democratic Party convention this month, forcing organizers to cancel events scheduled for the rest of the day.