Dingell Condemns Vandalism of Congressman Tim Walberg’s Campaign Office
Washington, June 22, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) issued the following statement condemning the vandalism of Congressman Tim Walberg’s campaign office in Jackson, Michigan:
“We have freedom of speech in this country, not a freedom to commit violence. No person— whether you’re an elected official, a judge, or anyone else— should be subjected to threats of violence. I strongly condemn the attack on Congressman Walberg’s campaign office, and I am grateful that Tim and his staff were not harmed.
“I’ve experienced these threats firsthand. My office in Dearborn was brutally vandalized, and men have stood outside my home armed with assault rifles all because they disagreed with my political views. I’ve feared for my life, and I never want anyone else to experience that same trauma.
“The normalization of political violence in our country is deeply disturbing and poses a dangerous threat to the sanctity of our democracy. Are we really going to become a nation that accepts political violence as our new normal? We cannot continue down this path where anger trumps civility and hatred trumps respect. It’s not only anti-democratic, it is anti-American.”