'This Needs to Stop Now,' Debbie Dingell Says After Dearborn Office Vandalism

November 29, 2021, 9:20 PM

Debbie Dingell: "Violence and vandalism aren't the answer."


Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell's Dearborn office on West Outer Drive was vandalized on Monday, leading her to plead: "This needs to stop now."

“I’m deeply concerned about the break-in and vandalization of my Dearborn office today. Our door and windows were smashed and memorabilia – especially John’s items – was broken," she says in a statement.

"Thankfully, my staff and I are safe and no one was hurt, but we must also recognize the impact attacks like this one and constant threats have had on my staff and all Congressional staff. This needs to stop now.

“The motive for today’s incident is unclear, but what I can tell you is that the disrespect, violence, and division need to end in this country. We need to practice civility and kindness, not divisiveness and anger."

“My office has been receiving threats for months and we take them very seriously. This vandalization really hits home. Regardless of if your views differ from mine or from your neighbor’s, we need to learn to hear each other out and work together to solve the issues facing our nation. Violence and vandalism aren’t the answer.

She wrote that she was grateful for Dearborn police and the U.S. Capitol Police "who keep us safe."

Dingell, who lives in Dearborn, has used the district office -- previously her husband's -- since being winning his former U.S. House seat in 2014.

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