Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell’s homes vandalised

Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell's homes vandalised
Republican Mitch McConnell is the Senate majority leader, while Democrat Nancy Pelosi is the House Speaker. Source: GETTY IMAGES
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Daily US Times: Homes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell have been attacked and vandalised.

Severed pig’s head and fake blood were reportedly left outside Ms Pelosi’s California house, which was also daubed with graffiti.

The words “where’s my money” and some expletives were scrawled on on top Republican Senator Mr McConnell’s house in Kentucky.

Their homes vandalised amid a political battle over a coronavirus relief package.

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to increase the aid sent to individuals under the scheme from $600 to $2,000. The Democratic-led House passed the bill with the help of more than 40 Republicans.

But the Republican-led Senate has not approved the bigger cheques, despite calls to do so from US President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, Mr McConnell said: “The Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrats’ rich friends who don’t need the help.”

After the vandalism on Saturday, Mr McConnell said in a statement that he appreciated all Kentuckians who took part in the democratic process “whether they agree with me or not”.

He said: “This is different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”

Police in San Fransisco said they were investigating the incident at Ms Pelosi’s home. She has not commented on the matter yet.

US Congress on Friday the overturned a veto by President Trump for the first time during his presidency.

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