TNGOP’s Devaney Calls Cookeville Reagan-Mural Vandalism ‘Unacceptable’

Statement from TNGOP Chairman Chris Devaney, Aug. 16, 2011:

NASHVILLE, TN – Early Monday morning vandals spray painted a Hitler style mustache on the face of a Ronald Reagan mural in Cookeville. The mural, valued at $5,000, is painted on the side of the Putnam County GOP headquarters. TNGOP Chairman Chris Devaney has released the following statement regarding the incident:

“There is no room in our political process for acts of vandalism and the defacing of private property. What happened in Cookeville Sunday night to the County GOP Headquarters is unacceptable. Our country is facing serious issues regarding fiscal and economic stability, and it is time to have an adult discussion across the country and across the aisle. This act does nothing but draw lines in the sand that do not need to be drawn. As Ronald Reagan once said, ‘If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.’ The Republican Party will not tolerate the deplorable actions of a few to distract us from our goal of a fiscally responsible government and the creation of good-paying jobs for all Americans.”