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Boulder thrown through McCarthy’s office window
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said late Monday that a group of vandals threw a "boulder" through a window of his office in Bakersfield, Calif.
McCarthy posted multiple photos of the suspects on Instagram, asking his followers if they knew the identity of the individuals.
"Does anyone know these two guys? They threw a boulder thru our office window and took office equipment," McCarthy wrote.
He did not provide additional information.
Bakersfield Police said in a press release obtained by The Hill on Tuesday that officers responded Sunday morning to the congressman's office after a report of a burglary.
Two individuals shattered a window with a large rock, then walked inside and took electronics, police said. None of the items that were taken contained any sensitive or governmental information, nor were they connected to federal networks, police said.
Police identified two suspects in the case. Both were described as white men between 20 and 30 years old.
One wore a black baseball hat with the letters "CALI" on the front, and had a pink backpack, police said. The other was described as wearing a light colored long sleeve t-shirt and dark pants.
McCarthy and other congressional representatives are generally campaigning in their home districts with two weeks left before the midterm elections. McCarthy, who represents California's 23rd Congressional District, is likely to run for Speaker if Republicans maintain a majority in the House.
Democrats hold a 7.7 percentage point lead on generic congressional balloting heading into the midterms, according to a RealClearPolitics average of those polls.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that if the midterms were held that day, her party would "handily" reclaim the majority. Democrats need to gain 23 seats to do so.