Dearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized

The Dearborn office of Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellProtecting seniors from guardianship fraud and abuse Nunes formally resigns from Congress Lawmakers in both parties to launch new push on Violence Against Women Act MORE (D-Mich.) was "broken into and vandalized" on Monday, according to a statement by the lawmaker's spokeswoman, Mackenzie Smith.

Smith said the Dearborn Police Department responded "immediately after notification" and that U.S. Capitol Police were helping with an investigation into the incident.

The office will remain closed during the investigation. Staffers were not in the building at the time of the vandalism as a result of a previous fire in the building. 


A window in the office was broken and memorabilia was smashed, according to the Detroit Free Press

"I was just beginning to feel comfortable again," Dingell said to the Free Press, adding that she thought the vandalism took place at her office earlier on Monday, as someone had been there on Friday and everything was in place at that time.   

Dingell has used the Dearborn office since her 2014 election, and the space was previously used by her late husband, Rep. John DingellJohn DingellDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Rep. Dingell hospitalized for surgery on perforated ulcer Races heat up for House leadership posts MORE (D), the Free Press reported.

The incident comes after Dingell was part of a group of Democratic lawmakers that urged House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyRhode Island state treasurer running for Langevin's seat in US House McConnell aims to sidestep GOP drama over Trump House Republicans bash Democrats' China competition bill MORE (R-Calif.) to take action against Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarJan. 6 committee subpoenas leaders of 'America First' movement Lawmakers coming under increased threats — sometimes from one another McCarthy says he'll strip Dems of committee slots if GOP wins House MORE (R-Ariz.) who tweeted a video suggesting violence against against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: Supporting Sinema challenge by someone like Gallego would be easy decision New Mexico Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE (D-N.Y.) and President BidenJoe BidenCourt nixes offshore drilling leases auctioned by Biden administration Laquan McDonald's family pushes for federal charges against officer ahead of early release Biden speaks with Ukrainian president amid Russian threat MORE

"In any other job in America, if a coworker made a video killing another coworker, that person would be fired," Dingell, along with Democratic Reps. Matt CartwrightMatthew (Matt) Alton CartwrightNew York House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 Dearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized With Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps MORE (Pa.), Ted LieuTed W. LieuBass raises nearly million since launching LA mayor campaign Space race needs better cybersecurity  Buttigieg touts supply achievements at ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach MORE (Calif.) and Joe NeguseJoseph (Joe) NeguseCO lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate police's knowledge about alleged shooter Biden addresses Coloradans after wildfires: 'Incredible courage and resolve' Overnight Energy & Environment — Virginia gears up for fight on Trump-era official MORE (Colo.), said in a statement at the time.