U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry scolded protesters Thursday evening for frightening his children after a profane sign showed up in his front yard.
“Be angry with me, direct your protest at me, but do not frighten my children in their home,” the Nebraska Republican tweeted with a photo of the sign.
This sign was placed on my lawn last night. Be angry with me, direct your protest at me, but do not frighten my children in their home. pic.twitter.com/pkbbZq3Ac2— Jeff Fortenberry (@JeffFortenberry) May 11, 2017
“Traitors put party above country. Do the right thing for once, s–head,” the handwritten sign read.
The sign was placed by a liberal activist group called The Betsy Riot, which took credit for the act on Twitter.
“Nebraska Betsies decided to help @JeffFortenberry enhance his home’s curb appeal,” the group tweeted with a series of profane hashtags.
A Facebook post by the foul-mouthed group called Mr. Fortenberry a “laughably hypocritical, toadie anus-mouth for the flatulent, America-hating, Russian smegma-ingesting, incest-advocating fascist Trump Regime.”
A spokesman told the Omaha World-Herald that Mr. Fortenberry’s office in Lincoln has been the target of intermittent protests, but this was the first time that a protest sign showed up at the congressman’s home.
Spokesman Drew Bowling said the incident had been reported to Lincoln police.
Sen. Ben Sasse, also a Nebraska Republican, tweeted his support for Mr. Fortenberry after the incident.
“I’m with Jeff,” he wrote. “People who scream this stuff around kids are not serious about either country or basic neighborliness. We can do better.”
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