6 MN Politicians' Homes Vandalized
The Pioneer Press reported that the homes of six Minnesota politicians were vandalized overnight Wednesday.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Norm Coleman, Reps. John Kline, Michele Bachmann, Jim Ramstad and Keith Ellison were all reported to have had messages spray-painted on their homes.
All the messages instructed the targeted politicians to resign. Some messages read "scum" or "Psalm 2."
Psalm 2 includes a warning: "Serve and honor the Lord; be glad and tremble," according to the Contemporary English version. "Show respect to his son because if you don't, the Lord might become furious and suddenly destroy you. But he blesses and protects everyone who runs to him."
The spray-painted message on Rep. Michelle Bachmann's driveway read, "Still a target."
Local police said patrols would be stepped up around the victimized congressional members' homes.
U.S. Capitol Police are working with local police departments on the cases, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.
The Star Tribune also reported on Wednesday's vandalism.
"We're looking at this as an actual threat," Peter Panos, a spokesman for the St. Paul Police said. "We're taking it quite seriously. Vandalism threats are pretty rare in this city."
None of the other four Minnesota Congresspeople have had their homes vandalized, but police said they may still be a target.