The Philadelphia home of Donald Trump defense attorney Michael Van der Veen was vandalized over the weekend. The word “traitor” was spray-painted in red across the entrance to the driveway of the attorney´s property. Arrows pointed toward the home.
“My home was attacked,” Van der Veen said on Fox News. “To answer your question, my entire family, my business, my law firm are under siege right now. I don’t really want to go into that, though.”
Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township Police Department said that several patrols have driven by the home today and have not seen any irregularities so far.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, protesters have also gathered outside Van der Veen’s office, chanting, “When Van der Veen lies, what do you do? Convict. Convict.”
The Fox News report stated that Bruce Castor, another one of Trump’s defense attorneys, said his home was also vandalized in some way.
“It’s been very unsettling. Mr. Van der Veen’s house was vandalized last night,” Castor said Saturday. “My house was the subject of unrest. These people are lawyers and they expect to do their jobs without having fear for their personal safety.”
Not the only case
The Pennsylvania home of attorney Van der Veen is not an isolated case. The homes of some Congressional leaders have also been vandalized recently. The Louisville home of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was vandalized last month with graffiti that read “Weres my money,” and “Mitich kills the poor.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home was also vandalized last month. Someone spray-painted on her garage door: “Cancel rent? We want everything!” Fake blood and a pig’s head were also left near her home.
The Van der Veens have since hired private security for their home.