Democratic Party headquarters in Louisville vandalized, both parties condemn act

The messages "Witch Hunt," "Treason Dem," and "Racist AOC," were painted on the Democratic Party Headquarters
Posted at 5:53 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 17:53:08-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3/LEX 18) — Police are searching for vandals who spray painted messages on the Democratic Party headquarters in Louisville.

Both local Republican and Democrat parties condemned the vandalism.

The messages "Witch Hunt," "Treason Dem," and "Racist AOC," were painted on the Democratic Party Headquarters. Volunteers are spending their time cleaning it up.

Vice Chair of the Louisville Democratic Party Virginia Woodward told WAVE 3 that this isn't the first time their building has been vandalized.

"I think this is indicative of folks that don't want to sit down with someone who doesn't agree with them, and they don't want to debate the issues. They want to use the dead of night to vandalize somebody else's building," said Woodward.

The Republican Party of Kentucky condemned the vandalism, saying in a tweet, "While rhetoric and tensions may run high, especially in an election year, there are far more constructive ways for people to express their views."

Of course, the local Republican Party is not immune to damage.

LEX 18 has reported on three vandalism incidents at the Lexington GOP Headquarters since President Donald Trump was elected.

"You just feel like we're losing ground. It's not a good feeling. Not a positive, and everybody should acknowledge that it's negative," said former Secretary of State and LEX 18 Political Analyst Bob Babbage.

He said that the negative rhetoric between the parties is ramping up emotions.

"What drives these emotions is an extreme reaction to something we can't quantify or fully understand. It's just sad to see," Babbage said.