Republican Party Officials discovered “F*** ICE” written on the side of the headquarters on Saturday night in Lansing, Michigan. Cameras captured the culprit vandalizing the headquarters between Friday night and Saturday morning, but the police were unable to identify the suspect.
According to the Washington Post, the vandalism occurred the night before Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco were expecting ICE raids. During this same weekend, many Congressional Democrats, including U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, called for the abolition of ICE.
It is believed the attack was targeting MIGOP Chair Laura Cox, who is a former ICE agent in Detroit. Cox responded Saturday by tweeting the “criminal act by the radical left will not intimidate me or my staff.” Cox was an ICE agent for 13 years before retiring to pursue a political career.
This is one of many attacks in recent months on Michigan Republican party offices. In November 2018, the Garfield Township office was shut down after bomb threats from a man with a sign that said: “Trump is Satan.” The Lansing headquarters was also vandalized that same week with a tag that said “We will not be erased.”
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel criticized the incident on Twitter on Sunday: “Instead of senseless vandalism and rhetoric comparing ICE detention facilities to concentration camps, Democrats should work to secure our border and fix our broken system.”