A congressman’s pro-Israel sign was vandalized during a massive protest in the Cannon House Office Building rotunda Wednesday.
The vandalization of the congressman’s sign occurred as hundreds of pro-Palestinian protestors swarmed Capitol Hill, resulting in a large sit-in protest in the Cannon House Office Building rotunda.
The U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News that roughly 300 protestors were arrested Wednesday for illegally protesting in a House office building. Wednesday’s protest, led by the pro-Palestinian “Jewish Voice for Peace” group, was intended to place pressure on lawmakers to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) posted a video on X detailing the vandalization of his pro-Israel sign.
He explained, “Hamas supporters entered the Capitol and ripped down the ‘I Stand with Israel’ sign outside my office.”
The congressman, who urged for those who vandalized public property to be “prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” warned that the pro-Palestinian protestors “want to blame Israel” for what is happening in the Middle East.
In his video on X, Weber stated, “This is what happens when unrealistic, uneducated people want to support the killing of innocent Israelis, innocent Jews, whether they’re elderly, whether they’re middle age, whether they’re married or unmarried, whether they’re children, male or female, whether they’re babies, and they want to decapitate babies.”
“They want to come into this Capitol building and wreak havoc,” Weber continued. “They want to tear down and destroy public property because they don’t have a clue what’s going on in the Middle East.”
The Texas congressman made it clear that he would not stop supporting Israel despite protestors vandalizing his sign. He added that he would never give up on Israel and warned that the United States should never give up on Israel either.
Jewish Voice for Peace released a video Wednesday afternoon of the sit-in protest inside the rotunda, claiming that over 350 people were participating in the protest inside the House rotunda.
U.S. Capitol Police began arresting the protestors after warning them that they were not allowed to hold demonstrations inside congressional buildings.
The U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News that at least three of the 300 protestors who were arrested Wednesday have been charged with assaulting a police officer. Additionally, the Capitol Police confirmed that those who participated in the Rotunda sit-in protest will face charges of illegally protesting in a congressional building.