Joe Biden sure knows how to fire up his constituents.
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — A recent shooting at the Hickory, North Carolina, residence of GOP congressional candidate Pat Harrigan’s parents and young children caused no injuries but placed “tremendous stress” on the family in the final weeks of his campaign, Harrigan’s mother said Thursday.
Harrigan, a firearms manufacturer and U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, is running against Democratic state Sen. Jeff Jackson for an open U.S. House seat in North Carolina’s new 14th District based in western Charlotte. The left-leaning district emerged from a lengthy redistricting battle during which North Carolina redrew its congressional map to account for the additional seat it was awarded following the 2020 census.
……Marla Harrigan, 74, told The Associated Press on Thursday that she and her husband James Harrigan were watching television down the hall when a bullet shattered their laundry room window on the night of Oct. 18. The Hickory Police Department responded to their 911 call and noted in the police report that the incident involved a firearm.
The congressional candidate’s children, ages 3 and 5, were asleep in the bedroom directly above the room where the shooting occurred, Marla Harrigan said. The bullet came from a densely wooded area and did not wake the kids.
She said the two children have been living with their grandparents in Hickory, about 57 miles northwest of Charlotte, for much of the campaign cycle. They have since been relocated out of state “out of an abundance of caution after the shooting,” she said, adding that her son is urging his parents to leave town as well.
……Jordan Shaw, spokesperson for the Harrigan campaign, said the Republican candidate has also received numerous death threats, which they’ve submitted to the police to aid their investigation.
“I’m focused on fixing the economy, lowering prices and keeping our streets safe,” Harrigan said in a statement Thursday. “And it’ll take more than a bullet and death threats to knock this Green Beret off that mission.
September 20: Local media report a North Dakota man ran down and killed a teen with his car because the 18-year-old was a “Republican extremist.”
September 21: New Mexico Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Ronchetti had the windows of his home shot out.
September 25: Two staffers for Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) reelection campaign were assaulted in Houston.
September 26: A Michigan man allegedly shot an 84-year-old pro-life volunteer in the back.
Multiple reports of GOP offices being vandalized have also been reported this month, including the offices of the Larimer County Republican Party in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Ottawa County Republican Party in Hudsonville, Michigan.
A GOP office in Seminole County Florida was vandalized in graffiti with the phrase “eat s*** fascists” days after Biden called MAGA Republicans “semi-fascists,” WOFL-TV reported.
Weeks later, a Democratic office in Seminole County was also vandalized with the word “Nazi” written in graffiti.
Last week, WJBK-TV reported that a pregnancy center in Oakland County, Michigan was vandalized with the message “‘If abortion is not safe neither are you” which represents the second time this year the building has been targeted with authorities investigating whether the leftist pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge is linked to the crimes.
A deranged Dem in North Dakota ran over an killed a teen over the kid’s GOP politics.
An Illinois Dem threatened to ‘mutilate and kill’ GOP gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey.