Skip to comments.Wyoming GOP Office Set On Fire Less Than Two Days After Opening — Police Say It Was Intentional
Posted on 09/06/2018 4:59:11 PM PDT by markomalley
A Republican Party office in Laramie, Wyoming, caught fire early Thursday morning just days after it opened, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned.
The fire appears to have been set intentionally, Laramie Police Department spokesman Steve Morgan told TheDCNF.
The local police department is cooperating with the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) in the ongoing investigation, Morgan said, adding that authorities have not yet identified a suspect or a motive for the fire.
The burnt office is shared by the Albany County Republican Party and the Wyoming College Republicans, who began moving in on Tuesday, less than 48 hours before the fire, Albany GOP spokesman Ben McKay said.
Photos obtained by TheDCNF from McKay show a fire-scorched carpet, a darkened, partially burnt chair and campaign signs strewn about the floor.
Heres what the office looked like before Thursday mornings fire:
The fire damaged the buildings interior but was otherwise limited thanks to a passerby who called authorities, McKay said.
The damage from the fire could have been far worse, McKay said, noting that someone lives in an apartment directly above the Republican office.
Elsewhere in town, party staffers on Thursday found a defaced sign accusing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyomings lone House member, of supporting fascism, McKay said. (RELATED: Abolish ICE Vandals Throw Brick Through GOP Window)
Im grateful to members of the Laramie Police and Fire Departments who responded to the fire and worked to ensure the safety of the community. As an investigation proceeds into the circumstances surrounding the fire, we should all pause to remember that the future of our nation depends upon our ability to exchange ideas and viewpoints, to argue and debate, free from violence and intimidation, Cheney said in a statement released to TheDCNF.
Citizens across our state, and across the spectrum of political viewpoints, work hard everyday to fight for our communities, our values and the causes we hold dear. There is never any excuse for resorting to violent attacks to thwart these efforts or silence speech.
The Wyoming GOP office is just the latest Republican office to be vandalized.
Vandals in Nebraska threw a brick through the window of a local GOP office in July. They left behind a spray-painted message: ABOLISH ICE.
A North Carolina GOP office was firebombed a month before the 2016 election, and a building adjacent to it was spray-painted with graffiti: Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.
Antifa will march to denounce this act of fascism, no?
The crazy left is everywhere. Even in red states.
So when does our side get to join this little war?
The violent Left strikes again
Apparently never we just sit and complain
Remember, we are the fascists... /s
HEY LPD IT WAS THE RADICAL LEFT !!!
You know, the ones picking a fight that won’t end well for them...
‘So when does our side get to join this little war?”
Lots of big talk from our side, but the left does what they please.
The Democrats shadow banned their opponents offices.
Nazi Democrats following the plan of their chief strategist, Adolf Hilter, while calling their opponent Hitler.
Do I win the Pulitzer prize in history?
The price paid for the success of the Trump presidency.
Every one of these liberal fascist incidents assures a high voter turnout for the GOP in November.
In Wyoming every GOP office worker there will be carrying from now on IMHO.
That’s cuz Trump is inciting violence among his supporters ... uh ... right?
Do I win the Pulitzer prize in history?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Why not? Here is your competition:
1) The Quintessential Liberal Fascist:
2) Death of a Nation ( Dinesh DeSouza):
If this happened in a Dem stronghold city, whole blocks would end up burning down in protests.
Hellary got about 1/3 of the votes in this county where the U of WY is located. A fifth in the whole state.
Calling Bob Woodward.
The state of Wyoming voted almost 70% for President Trump.
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