(FiveNation.com)- Democrats and the media took an attack on Paul Pelosi by a drug-addicted Berkeley hippie and transformed it into Exhibit A of how Republicans are inciting violence against Democrats. Meanwhile, after someone shot through the window of a Republican candidate’s house in North Carolina, not far from where his children were sleeping, the Democrats and the media could barely muster the energy to notice.
The attack on North Carolina Republican Paul Harrigan’s house occurred on October 18. There were no splashy headlines, no shrieking demands that Democrats cool their rhetoric.
The shooting happened after Harrigan’s Democrat challenger began running a campaign ad that showed the Harrigan home. That alone makes the connection between the attack and the Democrats much more solid than the connection Democrats are trying to make between Pelosi’s attacker and the Republicans.
Harrigan’s campaign manager Brandon Craft told the Carolina Journal that a shot was fired through the window near where Harrigan’s two daughters were sleeping, however, nobody was harmed in the shooting. Craft confirmed that the incident was being investigated by local, state, and federal authorities.
Hickory Police Department spokeswoman Kristen Hart told The Carolina Journal that a single bullet casing was found outside the house and law enforcement was looking into it.
WBT News reporter Brett Jensen later confirmed on Twitter that the FBI was investigating the shooting at Harrigan’s home.
It was only after the FBI’s involvement was confirmed that Harrigan’s Democrat challenger, State Senator Jeff Jackson, pulled the ad in question off the air.
According to Brett Jensen, the single bullet lodged into the “wall/ceiling” about “20 feet” from where Harrigan’s daughters were sleeping. Jensen added that the FBI is conducting ballistic tests on the bullet.
It was reported last week that Harrigan’s two daughters, aged 3 and 5, have been relocated out of state to an undisclosed location since last month’s shooting incident.