The Colorado Democratic Party’s headquarters in Denver has been attacked by vandals, with 11 windows getting smashed by rocks. The windows in question had posters of President Obama and the Democratic positions on health care.
A 24-year old suspect, Maurice Schwenkler, has been arrested, and another man remains at large. Schwenkler and the other suspect allegedly both disguised themselves by wearing shirts over their faces, plus hooded sweatshirts, and fled the scene on bicycles. The crime occurred at about 2:20 a.m. local time, and was spotted by an officer on patrol.
State party chairwoman Pat Waak blamed the vandalism on animosity against President Obama’s health care plan, though the police have thus far not commented on a motive.
“We ought to be having a serious, conscientious debate about what’s best for the country,” Waak told the Denver Post. “Clearly there’s been an effort on the other side to stir up hate. I think this is the consequence of it.”