By: Maddy Raley
The Democratic primary took a negative turn when Mike Bloomberg’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee was vandalized. Bloomberg's supporters automatically pointed fingers at Bernie Sanders supporters. The front door of his Knoxville office was spray painted with expletives- including ‘F*ck Bloomberg’ and plastered with posters saying, “Racist”, “Authoritarian”, “classist” and “oligarch”.
Kevin Sheekey stated to the New York Post “We don't know exactly who is responsible for this vandalism, but we do it echoes language from the Sanders campaign.” Some posters affixed on the building had newspaper articles with clippings of derogatory statements made by Bloomberg about women, for example, “sexist”, “facist” and “racist”.
The KPD said that the vandalism occurred between 6p.m. on Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday. There were no security cameras on the property and no witnesses have come forward. This vandalism has been done in multiple cities throughout the country, not just in Knoxville. KPD is still investigating and no further details are available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.