NC Gov. Pat McCrory: Firebombing of GOP Office an ‘Assault on Democracy’

Melted campaign signs are seen at the Orange County Republican Headquarters in Hillsborough, NC on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Someone threw flammable liquid inside a bottle through a window overnight and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to "Nazi Republicans" on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday. State GOP director …
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory slammed the firebombing of a Republican Party campaign office in North Carolina, calling it a direct attack on our democracy.

Late in the evening on Saturday, October 15, the GOP campaign office in Hillsborough was firebombed by unknown vandals. Police said a bottle of some flammable liquid was thrown through the window of the office causing the facilities to go up in flames.

Authorities also said the words “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were spray painted on a building nearby.

It was all an act that North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory called “an attack on our democracy,” according to the Charlotte Observer.

“The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy,” McCrory wrote in his statement. “Violence has no place in our society – but especially in our elections … I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said those who perpetrated the firebombing are no better than “animals” and offered his thanks and wishes for safety to those assaulted.

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens added his voice as well, saying, “This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety … and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation.”

The director of the North Carolina Republican Party released a public statement insisting, “all Americans should be outraged by this hate-filled and violent attack against our democracy.”

“Whether the bomb was meant to kill, destroy property, or intimidate voters,” Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, continued, “everyone in this country should be free to express their political viewpoints without fear for their own safety.”

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