NYPD: Rep. Santos’ Queens office defaced with graffiti
The Douglaston congressional office of Rep. George Santos was defaced with graffiti, according to the NYPD.
Sometime Thursday night into Friday morning, a vandal or vandals spray painted the front window of Santos' office.
The gold paint graffiti had the Santos' name along with some expletives in three languages.
The window was cleaned up sometime on Friday, even though remnants of the paint still remain.
In a statement, Santos said, "This act of cowardly behavior is beyond unacceptable and compromises the safety of my staff as well as my constituents. My staff should never have to worry about entering the workplace, nor constituents who require federal assistance."
The NYPD confirmed to News 12 that the 111th Precinct is investigating a complaint of criminal mischief at the office. On Saturday, a squad car from the precinct was parked out front.
Neighboring business did not want to talk to News 12 about the vandalism.
Santos has come under fire for admittedly lying about aspects of his life while he was running for Congress. The embattled congressman continues to be hounded by journalists in Washington D.C., asking about his record and about an FBI investigation into if he took money from a veterans dying dog's GoFundMe campaign.
There is a video doorbell on the front of Santos' office but it was not immediately known if it recorded the act of vandalism.