ICYMI: WisGOP Milwaukee Field Office Vandalized

February 20, 2020

[Madison, WI] – In case you missed it, the new Republican Party of Wisconsin Field Office in the city of Milwaukee was vandalized on Tuesday night, causing a significant amount of damage to the office. The vandalism will not change the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s commitment to reaching voters in all communities with our positive message of Republican reform. 

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State GOP says newly opened field office Milwaukee’s north side is vandalized
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bill Glauber

In an interview, Andrew Hitt, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, indicated that the incident might be politically motivated.

“I think we’ve seen all over this country the intolerance that the left has for conservative thought, conservative ideas,” he said. “I think this is just another example of it. We’re not going anywhere. We want to be part of this community. We came here to talk about the president’s accomplishments, the accomplishments of Republican legislators in Wisconsin. We’re going to continue to do that.”

‘This won’t change our commitment:’ Wisconsin GOP’s new field office in Milwaukee vandalized
Fox 6
Angelica Sanchez and Katie Delong

“We’ve seen this increased intolerance of the left,” said [Andrew] Hitt. “Freedom of ideas to talk about what we believe in — that’s what we’re here for, to be part of this community.”

GOP’s newly opened Milwaukee office hit by Vandals
AP, Wisconsin State Journal

Republican officials in Wisconsin say an outreach office they recently opened in Milwaukee has been vandalized.

Photos provided by the state party show the office’s exterior walls and windows scrawled with black and white paint, including over campaign signs for President Donald Trump and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly.

GOP Milwaukee field office vandalized
Empower Wisconsin

“This level of intolerance from the left won’t change our commitment to reaching voters in every community with our message,” said Andrew Hitt, chairman of the Wisconsin GOP in a statement. “These intimidation tactics will not stop us from telling our positive story of Republican reform in the city of Milwaukee, and we look forward to continuing to engage in the community.”

Wisconsin’s GOP field office in Milwaukee Vandalized
CBS 58 Newsroom

The Republican Party of Wisconsin says they won’t be deterred by the vandalism. 

“We’re here,” said Chairman Andrew Hitt. “We want to be part of this community, that’s not going to change.”

New Milwaukee GOP office vandalized with graffiti
Lauren Linder

African American Outreach Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin Khenzer Senat came across the vandalism at his workplace Wednesday morning.

Black and white paint was scribbled across the windows, and the word, “scum,” was tagged on the back door. 

“Not happy about vandalism plain and simple,” Senat said. “I want this office to be a place that individuals can come in and we can have civil dialogue.”

New GOP office in Milwaukee vandalized

“Spray paint along a number of the windows. The word scum written on the back door. Obviously, we’re just very disappointed in that. I think it’s a little jarring for our staff to come in and see that, but we’re here. We’re going to continue to be here, at this office, in this location, recruiting volunteers. This is our home base for the Milwaukee community to get out and tell our story,” Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt.

Newly Opened Milwaukee GOP Office Vandalized|
Corrinne Hess

Andrew Hitt, chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, said the GOP doesn’t plan on going anywhere.

“We feel very strongly that there is a need to meet people where they are to tell our story,” Hitt said. “We believe that we need to talk about our accomplishments, the president’s accomplishments, and we need to do that by meeting people where they are.”