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Something About the Way Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights Home was Vandalized Simply Doesn't Add Up

Jano le Roux

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Image: Nancy Pelosi garage graffiti attack (credit Maggie VandenBerghe)

Early Friday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s residence in Pacific Heights was vandalized with an explicit response following the unsuccessful attempts by lawmakers to offer $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks to Americans. Since the news first broke, activists on both sides of the table have spoken out on Twitter, the FBI is keeping its cards close to its chest, Pelosi’s neighbor has spoken out and a new theory is taking over on social media.

Here is what we know about the incident

The San Francisco police department reportedly received a phone call at around 2:00 AM on New Year’s Eve reporting a vandalism case at a residence in Pacific Heights.

Rep. Pelosi was reportedly in Washington D.C. at the time.

When officials arrived at the scene, they discovered a stomach-churning scene of an isolated raw pig’s head covered in blood. It later turned out that the vandal(s) used fake blood ordinarily found in the entertainment industry to cover the site.

The suspect(s) seemingly used a black graffiti-style paint canister to spray the words “$2K” “Cancel rent”, and “We want everything!” on rep. Pelosi’s white garage door.

Something interesting later discovered was that the vandal(s) tried not to leave paint on the brick walls surrounding the garage door. Twitter users tweeted that there was a tape used to prevent move damage on the walls.

Maggie VandenBerghe was a reporter on the scene and stated that by 3:00 AM authorities already started to clean up the scene, not allowing the press to take any more photos of the embarrassing site.

Police said they have not yet identified the perpetrators involved in Pelosi’s residential vandalism.

Pelosi’s home is no stranger to protests — protesters have previously visited the residence.

Since then, the graffitied garage has been coated with trash bags, and the fake blood and the head of the pig have been cleaned up.

A similar incident occurred to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Louisville, Kentucky home moments after Pelosi’s home was vandalized. His front door was covered with graffiti from individuals demanding, “Where’s my money?”

Although the FBI does from time to time investigate cases like these, it has not revealed any information about its involvement in the case.

The FBI has since reportedly told ABC News that it “cannot confirm or deny specific FBI activity or the existence of investigations.”

The Neighbor’s Take on the scandal

Neighbors agree that while they recognize the anger on Capitol Hill about politics, but say that this sort of vandalism does not help fix anything.

Audrey Carlson, a neighbor of Speaker Pelosi said:

“I don’t think that this is a useful way to go about it and it’s a terrible start to this new year when we are hoping for less anger and hatred than we’ve had to deal with for the last year.”

The Stimulus Bill

Last Monday, Pelosi reportedly helped instigate the new legislation to raise the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000, with 275 House of Representative lawmakers opting for the bill and 134 voting against the new stimulus program.

A House-passed bill to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 was blocked on Friday by Senate Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell managed to strike at both Pelosi and Trump.

An increasing number of Senate Republicans, in addition to Trump and most Democrats, have called for bigger payments. That includes the two Georgia Republicans awaiting reelection votes next week, Sens. David Perdue and also Kelly Loeffler. The President seemed to agree with the democrats in this very rare occurrence.

The Emerging Brick Tape Observation

A question many individuals asked on Twitter over the last week was, why would anyone trying to send a strong political message make sure the graffiti paint is not on the walls unless the brick walls meant something to them?

Although these roomers have not been substantiated by any tangible evidence, a group of Twitter users claimed that the vandalism is a hoax suggesting that Pelosi organized it.

I do find it a bit strange that the walls were seemingly taped off to protect the brick walls, but in my initial opinion, I thought it might as well have been the vandal(s)’s approach of showing that the act was not aimed at causing irreparable damage — simply asking to be heard.

But then I thought, why would someone want to protect the old red bricks unless it had some material or sentimental value to them? At first, I was skeptical about this brick tape observation, but then I read up on the history of the house.

According to sources, the house was built in 1938. The house has been built with a red-brick exterior that has reportedly aged in ‘pristine condition’ to the perfect shade of dark red. Whoever did this was really careful. They knew about the history of the house — they knew about the red bricks that could not be replaced and clearly wanted to protect them. Whoever vandalized the home most likely planned it carefully.

This would be a highly plausible motive to protect the irreplaceable walls.

Besides this, taping a wall is usually a very precise process. A vandal(s) may not have the time to pull it off before a neighbor sees them and calls 911. Take a look at how the graffiti paint stops right before the brick wall starts.

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The Unsolved Puzzle

Why vandalize the home if Pelosi spearheaded the $2000 stimulus plan?

Rep. Pelosi is reportedly well known to go round and about in San Francisco with a massive security detail with lights flashing even when shoe shopping.

Also, of her 9 properties, why doesn’t Pelosi have guards or even just a camera at one of her main residences in a time of such political turmoil? Especially if protesters have been active at the property before and it’s even more remarkable taking into account that she has had death threats in San Francisco before.

Something about this incident just does not feel right.

Perhaps it was just negligence from a security point of view because of New Year’s Eve.

Do you think there was foul play involved or was it an arbitrary crime to get the attention of a bleeding city and country?

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