Philly GOP Wants City Attorney Connected to Anti-Trump Graffiti Fired
Philadelphia police are investigating an assistant city solicitor in connection with anti-Trump graffiti found on the side of an upscale supermarket in Chestnut Hill on November 25th, according to the Inquirer — and the Republican Party of Philadelphia wants him fired.
The newspaper reports that officials say Duncan Lloyd was one of two men seen in security-camera footage of the incident at the Fresh Market, located at 8200 Germantown Avenue. Lloyd was reportedly identified as the man, dressed in a blazer and holding a glass of wine, who raises his cell phone to capture the other man spray-painting “Fuck Trump” on the building.
Lloyd could not immediately be reached for comment. First Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw told the Inquirer that Lloyd has contacted police and is cooperating with the investigation. No arrests have been made so far, Straw said.
Chairman of the Philadelphia Republican Party Joe DeFelice issued a statement this afternoon calling for Lloyd’s firing:
YES our statement on a CITY ATTORNEY vandalizing Chestnut Hill grocery w.anti Trump graffiti is worth a read: pic.twitter.com/InMEKj71Tc
— Philly GOP (@PhillyGOP) November 30, 2016
“If the image of an upper-middle class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is. Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the ‘progressive’ elite in response to this earth-shattering election, when residents of Chestnut Hill and similar neighborhoods across the country discovered – gasp – that other people have a voice too. The assistant city solicitor in question had ostensibly taken the law into his own hands, since a democratic election didn’t yield his preferred outcome.
“For somebody with extensive legal training to feel entitled to vandalize a newly opened super-market strikes us at the Philadelphia Republican Party as an astonishing feat of idiocy. Did the extra glass of Shiraz give him some sort of delusional confidence that there are no cameras on Germantown Ave? The taxpayers should be entrusting exactly none of our faith into this man. He should be fired from our city’s law department immediately.”
Damage to the building is estimated to between $3,000 and $10,000, according to police.
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