Vandals scrawl 'racist AOC' and 'witch hunt' across walls of Democratic Party headquarters in Kentucky (3 Pics)

The headquarters of the Louisville Democratic Party in Kentucky have been vandalized with graffiti referencing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling.  
Police arrived at the building on Durrett Lane at 10am on Sunday to find the outer brick walls defaced with white paint.
'Witch hunt', 'treason dem', and 'racist AOC' were among the messages scrawled on the walls.
'Witch hunt' is what President Donald Trump calls the Russia investigation, while 'racist AOC' refers to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez.







Officers are unsure of when the vandalism took place, but the vice chair of the Louisville Democratic Party, Virginia Woodward, says this has happened once before.
Woodward told WYMT: 'This is indicative of folks that don't want to sit down with someone who doesn't agree and debate issues. They want to use the dead of night to vandalize someone else's building.'
Members of the Louisville Democratic Party are not sure if it was the same perpetrators, but are beginning to feel increasingly targeted.
In a statement released by representatives, they assert that they are not intimidated and 'it only serves to strengthen our resolve in standing up for true democracy.'

'This kind of hate filled graffiti is an unfortunate symptom of today's environment where folks won't come together for honest debate and discourse. Free speech is about buying a billboard with your opinions, not vandalizing a building with graffiti.'
The Republican Party of Kentucky has responded to the vandalism, denouncing the graffiti.
Spokesman Mike Lonergan said: 'We condemn vandalism - it is never acceptable. While rhetoric and tensions may run high, especially in an election year, there are far more constructive ways for people to express their views.'
Democratic Senator Morgan McGarvey also condemned the vandalism, noting acts like this are indicative of a 'larger issue in the city and around the country.'
'We've never seen this kind of rhetoric, this type of intense emotion, this type of almost tribal blind loyalty to a party, and you're seeing it in the vandalism around town,' Senator McGarvey said.
He continued: 'This doesn't help anybody, no matter what side of the political aisle you're on.'
Police are using surveillance footage to find the suspects, but as of Monday morning no arrests have been made.
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