McConnell, Pelosi’s homes vandalized following blockage of $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, reports say

It’s unclear if either of the congressional leaders were home at the time of the incidents

Graffiti reading, "Where's my money" is seen on a door of the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. As of Saturday morning, messages like wheres my money and other expletives were written with spray paint across the front door and bricks of the Kentucky Republicans Highlands residence. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) (Timothy D. Easley, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Two U.S. congressional leaders have had their homes vandalized this week, just days after House Republicans blocked President Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, reports say.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Louisville, Ky., was vandalized Saturday, according to a report from the Louisville Courier Journal.

Officials said messages such as “where’s my money” and other expletives were spray-painted across McConnell’s front door and on the bricks of his residence, the LCJ reports.

It’s unclear if McConnell was home at the time of the incident or whether suspects have been apprehended.

McConnell issued a statement on the incident and said he and his wife are safe, and he hopes his neighbors aren’t too inconvenienced, according to the LCJ.

“I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not... This is different. Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society,” LCJ reported that McConnell said in his statement. “My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum.”

Multiple news outlets are also reporting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco was vandalized early Friday morning.

The graffiti was found on Pelosi’s garage door with phrases such as “$2K,” “Cancel rent,” and “We want everything,” according to a report from ABC 7.

The garage door was covered with black garbage bags and the vandals left fake blood and what appears to be a pig’s head, according to ABC 7.

It’s unknown if Pelosi was home at the time of the incident and if any arrests have been made.

The second round of stimulus COVID-19 relief checks, amounting to $600, have already begun being distributed to millions of Americans.

Direct deposits will continue into next week, according to the Associated Press.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.