Virginia Democrats Raise Funds for Vandalized GOP Headquarters
The Republican Party of Virginia’s headquarters was vandalized late Wednesday. State Democrats raised $2,800 in donations from party members to help with repairs.
RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - People protesting the results of the presidential election marched through Richmond, damaging a GOP office along the way.
The Republican Party of Virginia’s headquarters was vandalized late Wednesday.
"We condemn the violence and the vandalism in the strongest terms possible," said Emily Bolton with the Virginia Democratic Party.
Bolton says despite strong feelings on both sides of the aisle, she hopes everyone will take the advice of party leaders and work together.
“You have to take that energy and put it into something positive, and I think that's what we're going to see in the coming days, the coming weeks, the coming months,” she said.
Democrats quickly raised $2,800 in donations to go toward repairs to the GOP’s headquarters. “We're all just trying to move forward and do the right thing,” Bolton said.
Republicans have said they don't want the money.
The Republican Party of Virginia released a statement claiming, "Clinton campaign, the Democrat [sic] Party and their supporters in the media" fueled antagonism against their camp. State GOP Chair John Whitbeck indicated that he believes Democrats didn't step in to encourage an end to actions caused by the vandals.
The Republicans suggested the Democrats donate the money raised to an area crisis pregnancy center.