CORNING — Rep. Tom Reed’s Corning campaign office was vandalized sometime overnight.
Reed took to Twitter and social media to condemn the act, saying violence is never the answer.
“Last night a brick was thrown through our campaign office in my hometown of Corning causing extensive damage,” Reed announced on Twitter.
“Thank God no one was hurt but this renews our commitment to stand up to this hatred and extremism. I will continue to try to unite us as violence is never acceptable,” he said.
“This extreme behavior is unacceptable,” Reed said in reaction to the attack. “Volunteers are usually sitting right by that window. I am thankful no one was here when this happened, and no one was hurt.”
This is another sad example of the radicalism we see every day from our opponents and the far left,” observed Matt Coker, spokesman for the campaign. It has to stop.”
“I will continue fighting this extremism,” Reed said. “They bring violence, but we will keep standing against their hatred. We will stand proudly for what we believe in, be willing to listen to those who disagree, and in the end seek to unite our nation. That is when we are at our best.”
Reed also lauded the Corning Police Department, which is investigating the attack. “We have always had the back of our police, and I know they have our back as well. We look forward to the results of their investigation and justice being done.”
A four-term Congressman, Reed is seeking reelection and faces Democrat Tracy Mitrano, whom he defeated in 2018.