"House Republicans have been called extortionists, terrorists, drunks, kidnappers, anarchists, and the list goes on," he said. "I understand that this government shutdown has caused uncertainty and tension for hundreds of thousands of Americans, but this type of behavior cannot and will not be tolerated.
My Cleburne office was vandalized with anti-Republican hate speech last night. This behavior cannot be tolerated. pic.twitter.com/6HcThHg983— Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsThe CFPB's data overreach hurts the businesses it claims to help Early redistricting plans show GOP retrenching for long haul Photos of the Week: Congressional Baseball Game, ashen trees and a beach horse MORE (@RepRWilliams) October 2, 2013
The vandals hung posters on his door that say "We've had enough tea, thanks," and hung tea bags from the top of the door.
Williams called on both parties to meet together to resolve the issue, just moments after it was announced that House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Debt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again MORE (R-Ohio) would meet this evening with President Obama at the White House.
"We are the United States of America, and it's time for the Senate, the White House and the House to come to the negotiating table and unite, and figure out this problem we have for all Americans," he said.
— This story was updated at 1:58 p.m. to correct the name of the town where Williams's office is located and at 2:14 p.m. to add Williams's tweet and photo.