CA-45 Democrats Silent as Pro-Hamas Protestors Make Threats of Violence, Vandalize Steel Congressional Office

Troubling pattern of silence on threats, vandalizing property and where they stand regarding support for Israel

Garden Grove, CA – California Democrats Cheyenne Hunt, Kim Nguyen, Aditya Pai and Derek Tran today continued their silence as Pro-Hamas protestors vandalized Congresswoman Michelle Steel’s Official District Office in Cypress, California, while making threats of violence. 
Pro-Hamas protestors aired their vandalism and threats on social media where they bang on a door screaming, “we’re forced to yell at this wall, this wall that you think is impenetrable, but trust me this all won’t stand for long. Trust me you will no longer have anywhere to run from the constituents, from the people that say no to genocide.”
Today’s threats and vandalism followed the recent defacing of Steel Campaign signs by pro-Hamas sympathizers upset that Steel stands strongly with Israel in their fight against terrorism. 
“Cheyenne Hunt, Kim Nguyen, Aditya Pai and Derek Tran remain silent on not just Israel but also vandalism and now threats of violence against Michelle Steel – it is time they stood up and tell voters whether they stand with the Pro-Hamas faction of their party that supports threats of violence and vandalism,” said Steel Spokesperson Lance Trover. 
Last week, the Steel for Congress Campaign called on Cheyenne Hunt, Kim Nguyen, Aditya Pai and Derek Tran to explain their silence when it comes to supporting Israel and outline where they stand on issues of critical importance to one of America’s top allies. 
“Cheyenne Hunt, Kim Nguyen, Aditya Pai and Derek Tran are either too scared to offend their far-left radical allies or support these acts of vandalism and violence or both – either way, it’s time they weighed in on these acts and whether they stand by Israel,” said Trover. 
In the last several weeks: 

  • The House passed Steel’s DETERRENT ACT that would tighten reporting requirements for universities that receive donations from foreign entities. It was recently reported that Qatar has been pumping money into universities like Texas A&M which put our security at risk. 
  • Steel voted to cut off any further sanctions relief to the Iranian regime
  • Steel questioned university presidents on their refusal to condemn antisemitism and is on the committee investigating universities for allowing harassment of Jewish students
  • Steel introduced bipartisan legislation that has passed out of committee that would make Iran sanctions permanent

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