The random acts of vandalism against the Humboldt County Republican Party headquarters are starting to look less random.
The large storefront window on the main drag in Eureka, California, was shattered March 27, when someone threw a brick through the glass, marking the fifth time the office has been damaged or defaced since early 2018.
“I’m a retired police officer, and it’s been a little frustrating because the local police say, ‘Oh, it’s random vandalism,’ except it’s happened five times to us and nobody else,” said Humboldt County GOP Chairman John Schutt.
Last week, the California Republican Party launched a fundraiser to help the office pay for the damage, which so far has exceeded $2,000.
“Interesting enough, the Humboldt County Democrats have NOT had their office vandalized,” the California Republican Party said in its plea. “From Berkeley to Humboldt, conservatives who dare speak their mind are increasingly at risk for their safety.”
Republican National Committeewoman Harmeet K. Dhillon tweeted on March 30th that “political violence is on the rise in our country, mainly targeting conservatives.” ...
In “tolerant” northern California, this week the Humboldt County GOP headquarters on Main Street in Eureka, was vandalized for the fifth time in two years — political violence is on the rise in our country, mainly targeting conservatives. #cagop #GOP #liberty #freedom pic.twitter.com/oXcqSCG6gw— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) March 30, 2019
FACEBOOK: March 28 at 12:03 PM · Our office was hit again last night. This is the 5th time in two years and on prior occasions I have been told these are random acts of vandalism. Interesting the Democrat Office has not had any “random acts of vandalism”. - John Schutt
Humboldt GOP's office was vandalized last week. Broken windows. Glass shattered throughout the floor.— CAGOP (@CAGOP) April 5, 2019
5 times in 2 years the office has been attacked. That's why are creating a fund to help rebuild their HQ. Please chip in whatever you can to help today: https://t.co/73rd8R9BsE pic.twitter.com/ZlKMEYfXFk