The San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was vandalized early on New Year’s Day by angry voters demanding $2,000 stimulus checks.
San Francisco police say they first got the call about the incident around 2:00 a.m. on Friday, according to a local CBS affiliate. Speaker Pelosi was not home as she is currently in Washington D.C.
Photo of the disturbing incident shared on social media by Maggie VandenBerghe shows Pelosi’s garage door covered in spray paint with the texts “$2K”, “Cancel rent!” and “We want everything.” On the pavement leading to her garage door was a severed pig’s head in a pool of red paint.
The graffiti also included what appeared to be the common symbol for anarchy, an “A” with a circle around it.
No one has come forward to claim responsibility for the vandalism and the police have not released any information about suspects in the case.
Speaker Pelosi has been leading the charge for $2,000 stimulus checks. Last Monday, the House passed a bill to increase direct stimulus payment from $600 to $2,000. The bill passed in a 275-134 vote, with support from more than 40 Republicans.
Since then the Republican-controlled Senate and Mitch McConnell have refused to even bring the bill up for a vote in the Senate, four times, even though some Republican senators have signalled that they support $2,000 checks.
McConnell called the bill “socialism for rich people” on the Senate floor four times during this speech on Thursday when he blocked Democrats’ attempts to bring the bill for a vote, for the third time.