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Democrats Do a Lot of Erasing

At State Party Headquarters

Racist and bigoted messages spray-painted on the headquarters building of the Oklahoma Democratic Party were met with bipartisan condemnation and a volunteers who spent the afternoon washing away the hate-filled graffiti.

Discovered Thursday morning, the graffiti of swastikas and racial slurs is being investigated as a hate crime by Oklahoma City police. Graffiti was also found on a former office for the state Democratic Party and next to the building housing the state Republican Party.

“It is very unfortunate and disheartening, and a clear indicator of how divided our country has become under President Trump’s leadership,” said Anna Langthorn, executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, the apparent target of the graffiti and one of several tenants of the building at 3700 N Classen Boulevard.

But political division appeared to take a respite throughout the day as members of both parties rebuked the incident.

“This has got to stop. This is not what our country is about,” said Oklahoma Republican Party Chairwoman Pam Pollard, who had tears in her eyes as she spoke just outside the Democratic headquarters.

“This is disgusting behavior.”

Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, called the incident “abhorrent.”

“There’s just no need for any kind of hate groups in our state, and we condemn that type of stuff. It’s silly. I hope that we find the perpetrators and they’re punished.”

The messages were spray-painted on the building doors, the walkway and parking lot.

One message read “White planet only. Gas the rest.” ..To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper