In what U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, described as an act of vandalism, unknown mischief-makers hung tea bags from the ceiling in the hallway outside his office and plastered his Cleburne office door with derogatory comments.
The signs, which said "We've had enough tea, thanks," then had hand-written comments like "anti-American racist" and "Douchebag Republicans." The congressman's office said that the signs were marked as being the property of Moveon.org.
A visibly upset Williams took to the House floor during the one-minutes and spoke against the defacing incident.
In a statement, Williams said, “Hundreds of thousands of Americans are deeply affected by the government shutdown, and I’m working with my colleagues in the House to get the government running again. With so much uncertainty, I understand that tensions are high, but this type of behavior cannot and will not be tolerated. Not by anyone. Throughout the shutdown, my offices’ phone lines are open and ready to take constituent calls. There is no room for shameful displays like this.”
-- Maria Recio