Kentucky county Democratic Party headquarters vandalized with messages disparaging Ocasio-Cortez

A Kentucky county’s Democratic Party headquarters was vandalized with graffiti over the weekend that disparaged Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMarkey fundraises ahead of Kennedy primary challenge The Hill's Campaign Report: De Blasio drops out | Warren gains support from black voters | Sanders retools campaign team | Warning signs for Tillis in NC Progressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan MORE (D-N.Y.).

News outlet WDRB reports the Jefferson County Democratic Party was vandalized with white spray paint Sunday that included the messages "TREASON DEM," "WITCH HUNT" and "RACIST AOC.”

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The building serves as the headquarters for the Louisville Democratic Party, which is located in Jefferson County. The group issued a statement Sunday condemning the vandalism.

"This kind of hate filled graffiti is an unfortunate symptom of today's environment where folks won't come together for honest debate and discourse. Free speech is about buying a billboard with your options, not vandalizing a building with graffiti,” the statement read.

"We are not intimidated by this act and it only serves to strengthen our resolve in standing up for true democracy.”

The Kentucky Republican Party also put out a statement condemning the hateful messages.

"We condemn vandalism — it is never acceptable. While rhetoric and tensions may run high, especially in an election year, there are far more constructive ways for people to express their views,”  the statement read, according to WDRB.

The graffiti comes after President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE in a series of tweets lashed out at "the squad,” made up of Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibMarkey fundraises ahead of Kennedy primary challenge The Hill's Campaign Report: De Blasio drops out | Warren gains support from black voters | Sanders retools campaign team | Warning signs for Tillis in NC Omar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyDemocrats blast HUD for removing LGBT language from grant competition Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' MORE (D-Mass.).

After setting off a media firestorm and facing accusations of racism for telling the four lawmakers to “go back” to "the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," Trump doubled down and called them a “racist group of troublemakers.”

The four minority progressive lawmakers are all U.S. citizens and three of them were born in the country. Only Omar was born elsewhere, as she came to the U.S. at the age of 12 as a refugee after fleeing Somalia.

The “witch hunt” message on the building is a reference to what Trump often calls former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The news outlet reports Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating the vandalism.