New York senator points at Trump team after swastikas found defacing residence

New York State Sen. Brad Hoylmam says the swastikas are a result of Trump refusing to condemn the white supremacist ties of Stephen Bannon.

November 16, 2016 14:04
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Brad Hoylman

Brad Hoylman. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)


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Two swastikas were carved into a door at the Manhattan apartment building where New York State Sen. Brad Hoylman resides, prompting the senator to express his fear they were inspired by President-elect Donald Trump's recent victory., according to the New York Daily News.

The swastikas were found at Hoylman's building on Tuesday.

The Senator, a two-term Democrat, whose partner and daughter are Jewish, stated that there are over 100 people that live in the building and he does not think that the swastikas were meant to target his family specifically.

Hoylman told the Daily News “It’s a frightening thought that this is the new normal. We cannot accept that, as a city or a state.”

The vandalism, according to Hoylman, was a result of Trump refusing to condemn the white supremacist ties of Steve Bannon, who Trump recently "rewarded" as his chief strategist.

Pictures of the vandalism were tweeted by Hoylman and shortly after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted in response, “Millions of New Yorkers stand with you tonight against anti-Semitism. Hate has no place in NYC. #NotInOurCity.”

NYPD's Hate Crime Unit is reportedly investigating the incident, however one police source stated that the swastikas may have been carved a long time ago.

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