The Republican Party office in Orange County, N.C., was firebombed Sunday and an intimidating message was left on a nearby wall, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. “This is not an act of vandalism,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “It’s an assault on our democracy.” Democrats decried the incident as well, with Hillary Clinton tweeting that the attack was “horrific and unacceptable.”
A woman who owns a business in the building opposite GOP headquarters said the firebomber sprayed a message on the side of the structure, “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.” Hillsborough, N.C., police are working on the case with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the State Bureau of Investigation.