Sean Parnell, the Republican who is running for a seat in Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district, said Sunday that his house has been vandalized just two days before Election Day, Fox News reports.
“My house was vandalized last night by cowards under the cover of darkness,” Parnell wrote on Twitter. “This is what is at stake in this election. We all must fight for our country and we must do it NOW. I will not cower. I will not back down. I will always fight for this nation.”
My house was vandalized last night by cowards under the cover of darkness.
This is what is at stake in this election. We all must fight for our country and we must do it NOW.
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) November 1, 2020
Vandals have scrawled revolutionary graffiti on the home of a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania and sprayed a hammer and sickle on his driveway.
Parnell posted a photo on Twitter showing the graffiti daubed over the garage to his home, which reads: ‘Elections No Revolution Yes,’ and on his drive, vandals sprayed a hammer and sickle, a symbol associated with communism and first used during the 1917 Russian Revolution.
“Regardless of political party, those that choose to run for office do so because they believe they can help the country. It is perfectly reasonable to disagree with each other and with political candidates, but the way to do that is at the voting booth,” Parnell said in a statement issued Sunday. “I believe that we are at an important point in our great nation’s history and I most assuredly stand against socialism, violence, and destruction.”
He added that he hopes the American people can “respect our system of choosing our representatives in a peaceful and dignified way and no matter who we support and oppose.”
“We do it with our vote, and not through destruction of property and violence to our fellow Americans,” he said.
Parnell, a U.S. Army veteran, against incumbent Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb for a seat that the Cook Political Report currently rates as “leans Democratic,” Fox News reported.
Pennsylvania, which holds 20 electoral votes, is a key state on the path to election victory for both Republicans and Democrats. According to the latest average of polls by RealClearPolitics, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by an average of 4 percentage points.