GOP Rep Slams Office Break-In as 'Attack on Democracy'
But police say no sign of forced entry
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2012 8:37 AM CDT
In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-NY, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

(Newser) – The campaign office of Michael Grimm, a Republican congressman from Staten Island, has suffered a break-in, with the windows smashed by cinderblocks and computer hard drives erased, Politico reports. Grimm claims the attack was "politically motivated. This is an attack against a federal campaign office, which is an attack on our democracy as a whole." His computers, with polling data and voter ID materials, had recently been backed up. But in a puzzling twist, police are apparently skeptical about Grimm's take on the case: They're investigating the matter as criminal mischief rather than burglary, the New York Daily News reports, saying they found no indication of forced entry.

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Sep 24, 2012 6:28 PM CDT
Did you say "voter ID" information? Who the hell cares what happens to a Jackwagon like this? If he's the kind of guy supporting making it hard for non-driving Americans from voting he actually dissevers to be tared and feathered and then run out of town on a rail. Good old American citizen Justis system.
Sep 24, 2012 4:20 PM CDT
Call Issa. He'll burn it down for you.
Sep 24, 2012 3:37 PM CDT
Sounds like another one of Grimm's fairy tales.