A bullet was fired into a window at the home of Republican US House candidate Pat Harrington a few weeks ago. The Harrignton campaign is choosing now getting around to revealing this happened on October 18, and local police and the FBI are investigating.
The Hickory Police Department says someone fired a shot into a home owned by the parents of Pat Harrigan, the Republican nominee for North Carolina’s 14th Congressional District.Harrigan’s children were in the home at the time of the shooting, according to his campaign. The shooting was reported to police Oct. 19.No arrests have been made. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing, said Kristen Hart, a spokeswoman for the Hickory Police Department.The bullet hit a window in the home’s laundry room, according to the police report.The story was first reported by The Carolina Journal. Harrigan is running against Democrat and state Sen. Jeff Jackson for the 14th Congressional District, which includes uptown Charlotte, southern and western Mecklenburg County and much of Gaston County.
Here's my other problem. The "Carolina Journal" is one of those faux news outlets owned by GOP sources, namely the John Locke Foundation, arguable one of the worst "glibertarian" outfits in the state. This has led to charges of NC's "corrupt media ignoring political violence against Republicans" by the right, who are all screaming about this story this week.
You know, the story that happened two weeks ago.
I don't like this one bit. Whoever fired that bullet absolutely needs to be in jail, certainly. But if Republicans are suddenly worried about stray bullets injuring children, that would be a first.