A Democrat member of Congress said that his home in Washington was vandalized by pro-Palestinian protesters calling for a ceasefire in the war.
Rep. Adam Smith of Washington released a statement last week talking about the vandalism.
“Last night, my house was vandalized by people advocating for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. This attack is sadly reflective of the coarsening of the political discourse in our country, and is completely unwarranted, unnecessary, and harmful to our political system,” Smith said.
“The extremism on both the left and right side of our political spectrum is a threat to a healthy, functioning democracy and has been condoned for far too long. The simple truth is that extremism on both sides is degrading to our political system and must be rooted out for our democracy to be able to persist,” he added.
A spokesperson for Smith said that his garage had been spray-painted with red paint, but his office refused to release photographs of the vandalism.
Smith has been vocal about his support of Israel and its “goal of significantly degrading and ultimately eliminating the Hamas terrorist organization.”