Republican Party HQ in NC Firebombed

Police in the town of Hillsborough are investigating after a North Carolina county GOP headquarters was firebombed over the weekend. Campaign signs, supplies, and furniture were destroyed after somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid threw a window, leaving graffiti on the side of an adjacent building that read, “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.” Images posted on Twitter by the local Republican Party showed the office in Orange County blackened and charred. Officials said the damage wasn’t noticed until Sunday, when a local business owner notified authorities. Gov. Pat McCrory has called the attack “an attack on our democracy.” No one was injured. Dallas Woodhouse, the executive director of the state Republican Party, was quoted by local media saying the “office itself is a total loss.” “The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been,” he said. Republican nominee Donald Trump, whose campaign signs were burned in the attack, blamed supporters of Hillary Clinton for the incident. In a tweet, he said pinned the firebombing on “animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina.” Clinton, for her part, lamented the attack as “horrific and unacceptable.”