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Wyoming GOP Office Set On Fire Less Than Two Days After Opening Police Say It Was Intentional
Daily Caller ^ | 9/6/18 | Peter Hasson

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.

Photo courtesy of Laramie GOP

Photo courtesy of Laramie GOP

Here’s what the office looked like before Thursday morning’s fire:

The fire damaged the building’s 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, Wyoming’s lone House member, of supporting “fascism,” McKay said. (RELATED: ‘Abolish ICE’ Vandals Throw Brick Through GOP Window)

“I’m 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.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; antifa; arson; civilrights; dncbrownshirts; dojmia; feclaws; justusdepartment; liberalviolence; militantleft; obamlegacy; progressiveviolence; voterintimidation; wy2018
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1 posted on 09/06/2018 4:59:11 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Antifa will march to denounce this act of fascism, no?


2 posted on 09/06/2018 5:03:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: markomalley

The crazy left is everywhere. Even in red states.


3 posted on 09/06/2018 5:03:38 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: markomalley

So when does our side get to join this little war?


4 posted on 09/06/2018 5:03:52 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: markomalley

The violent Left strikes again


5 posted on 09/06/2018 5:04:10 PM PDT by RaginRak
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To: Pravious

Apparently never we just sit and complain


6 posted on 09/06/2018 5:05:34 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: markomalley

Remember, we are the fascists... /s


7 posted on 09/06/2018 5:05:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: markomalley; Chode; Squantos; snooter55; Delta 21; All

HEY LPD IT WAS THE RADICAL LEFT !!!

You know, the ones picking a fight that won’t end well for them...


8 posted on 09/06/2018 5:06:08 PM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: Pravious

‘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.


9 posted on 09/06/2018 5:08:18 PM PDT by Luke21 (The Hill sucks.)
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To: markomalley

The Democrats shadow banned their opponents offices.


10 posted on 09/06/2018 5:15:38 PM PDT by TheNext
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To: markomalley

11 posted on 09/06/2018 5:16:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: markomalley

Nazi Democrats following the plan of their chief strategist, Adolf Hilter, while calling their opponent Hitler.

Do I win the Pulitzer prize in history?


12 posted on 09/06/2018 5:19:34 PM PDT by TheNext
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To: markomalley

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.


13 posted on 09/06/2018 5:21:59 PM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: markomalley

That’s cuz Trump is inciting violence among his supporters ... uh ... right?


14 posted on 09/06/2018 5:22:10 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: TheNext

Do I win the Pulitzer prize in history?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Why not? Here is your competition:

1) The Quintessential Liberal Fascist:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html

2) Death of a Nation ( Dinesh DeSouza):

https://www.dineshdsouza.com


15 posted on 09/06/2018 5:27:31 PM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: markomalley

If this happened in a Dem stronghold city, whole blocks would end up burning down in protests.


16 posted on 09/06/2018 5:37:21 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: simpson96

Hellary got about 1/3 of the votes in this county where the U of WY is located. A fifth in the whole state.


17 posted on 09/06/2018 5:56:36 PM PDT by xone
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To: markomalley

Calling Bob Woodward.


18 posted on 09/06/2018 6:09:08 PM PDT by SKI NOW
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To: markomalley
First of all, Laramie is the home of the University of Wyoming. The students are mostly all-American red state Americans. As with most schools you've got your New Yorkers and atheists and non-Christians and communists and general agitators. There could only be a handful of possible suspects; it is a small town in the middle of nowhere.

The state of Wyoming voted almost 70% for President Trump.
 

19 posted on 09/06/2018 6:15:00 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: mabarker1
EVERY republican office should have cameras across the street filming the front 24/7
20 posted on 09/06/2018 6:15:58 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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