Antisemitic graffiti found at office of Manhattan Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright

Manhattan, NY - Hate-filled vandals left antisemitic messages for Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright after defacing the lawmaker’s Manhattan district office.

A staffer found the storefront windows of the Upper East Side office splashed with white paint and discovered a vulgar note early Tuesday morning.

“Rabbi pays cock sucking Rebecca in cash and kind,” the obscene letter read.

Seawright, who hosted a virtual town hall on combating antisemitism just last month and held a similar forum last year after swastikas were found at the nearby non-profit Asphalt Green fitness complex, said police are investigating the vandalism.

Rebecca Seawright

“We will never be intimidated by this criminal act,” she said. “We have called for a hate crimes investigation. We stand before you today to denounce this disgraceful and hateful crime. We will remain vigilant.”

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) condemned the incident, noting that the government office was “defiled overnight with hate-filled and grotesque antisemitic language.”

“The Assembly Majority has always been very clear that we have a zero-tolerance policy for any form of hate, including antisemitism,” Heastie said in a statement. “We must ensure the safety of the staff that work in this office and the constituents that utilize it for services.”

Seawright, a Democrat first elected in 2014, is currently fighting to retain her seat after missing the deadline to submit her candidacy for the June primary.

She is now running as an independent under the Rise and Unite party against challenger Lou Puliafito, a doorman and union shop steward running on the Republican line.

Source: nydailynews