Posted 89 days ago
California Republican Rep. David Valadao is standing strong behind Israel following an antisemitic attack on his congressional office in Hanford, where protesters smeared fake blood and plastered "Murdered by Israel" posters on the building's exterior.
"It's not going to change my position. We're going to continue to be as supportive of Israel as we possibly can. We want to make sure that they eliminate Hamas from the region and allow those people in the region, especially Israel and all the neighboring communities, to live in peace," he told "FOX & Friends First" on Wednesday.
"I think that has to be our focus and [we have to] continue to move forward in that direction."
The California Republican posted a photo of the vandalism to his X account Monday afternoon, writing that he supports the right to peacefully protest, but that violence and vandalism are "never acceptable."
His office told Fox News Digital the vandalism occurred shortly before staff arrived Monday morning. The office also said they filed the proper reports with local law enforcement and Capitol Police after the incident took place.
"Obviously, there's a problem that seems to be getting worse by the day," he said.
"There's a lot of frustration from a lot of us. And obviously, any sort of hate crime is wrong, but to go out and actually vandalize an office for an opinion that I think is so out of touch with reality is frustrating for all of us."
Todd Piro, "FOX & Friends First" co-host, voiced his surprise that the incident took place in the area.... (Read more)