Clinton, Trump Respond to GOP HQ Firebombing in North Carolina

By Dustin Siggins Published on October 17, 2016

Yesterday, The Stream carried The Charlotte Observer’s report on the firebombing of a GOP headquarters in North Carolina. Local authorities have not named a suspect in the arson attack.

Both Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have now responded to the bombing on Twitter.

The state’s Democratic Party likewise condemned the attack, which has already been slammed by GOP officials.

The Washington Post reports that some Democrats are raising money to help repair the GOP headquarters, which remains closed due to the damage.

Many people rallied to support the state GOP. On Sunday, David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, launched a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of Democrats to help the headquarters reopen as soon as possible. More than 500 donations poured in and the campaign surpassed its fundraising goal of $10,000 in about 40 minutes, Weinberger said.

“This is not how Americans resolve their differences,” Weinberger said on the GoFundMe page. “We do not resort to violence by individuals or by mobs.”

Some liberals are criticizing Weinberger’s efforts via Twitter, saying the money is being used to help a party they oppose.

Also over the weekend, as reported by The Bangor Daily News, about 20 vehicles were vandalized with spray paint at a Trump rally in Maine.

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