In a distressing turn of events, the expressions sprayed were messages like “BLOOD ON UR HANDS” on the sidewalk and “LET GAZA LIVE” on the building.
The Brooklyn office of U.S. Rep. Dan Goldman fell victim to vandalism, as graffiti messages surfaced, sending strong political messages
The incident prompted swift condemnation from U.S. Rep. Dan Goldman‘s communication director, Simone Kanter, who emphasized the severity of such actions, especially during a period marked by escalating violence and rampant antisemitism.
Democratic lawmakers from New York, including notable figures like Jerrold Nadler, Jamaal Bowman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others, united to issue a joint statement denouncing the vandalism. They underscored the importance of peaceful protest and free speech but firmly opposed any form of intimidation or criminal behavior towards elected officials’ staff.
U.S. Rep. Dan Goldman, who had recently been in Israel during a wave of terror attacks orchestrated by Hamas, managed to safely return to the U.S. with his family
Kanter recounted the perilous situation they faced, taking refuge from rocket fire in their hotel’s interior stairwell until a safe departure for New York became possible.
As investigations into the vandalism unfold, the collective response from New York Democrats serves as a united front against violence and underscores the need for respectful dialogue in the face of contentious issues. The incident at U.S. Rep. Dan Goldman’s office serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by public figures amidst a backdrop of heightened tensions.