State GOP blames liberal activists for graffiti at headquarters
The New Hampshire Republican State Committee has pointed a finger at “liberal political activists” over a graffiti incident last week in which its headquarters in downtown Concord was spray-painted with the message “WWJD / Healthcare for Everyone.”
The Concord police are still investigating the incident but believe it took place Thursday evening. Staffers discovered the graffiti Friday on a wall in the rear of the building, which is located at 10 Water St.
Committee officials yesterday called the act “shameful and outrageous.”
“Our building was clearly vandalized by liberal political activists who disagree with our fiscally responsible values,” Executive Director Matt Slater said in a statement. “Instead of trying to engage in a serious debate about the issues facing our country, these cowardly extremists decided to spread their liberal agenda by damaging our property.”
New Hampshire Democratic Party spokesman Harrell Kirstein quickly denounced the behavior as well.
“No matter our political disagreements, there are always better ways to communicate with each other, and we condemn these actions,” he said. “We empathize with our colleagues across the aisle and hope that whoever this individual is, they step forward, apologize and take responsibility immediately.”
The incident grew further inflamed yesterday when Keith McCrea, who’s worked for various state Democratic campaigns, posted on Twitter that he found the Republicans’ response to it “hilarious.” McCrea later apologized for the comment.
(Jeremy Blackman can be reached at 369-3319,
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