A surveillance video released by Philadelphia police showed a city attorney participating in an act of anti-Trump vandalism—spray-painting “F*** Trump” on the wall of an upscale grocery store.
The police initially posted the video to YouTube, in an attempt to locate those responsible for the vandalism, just after midnight on November 25. They received a tip that one of the two men pictured was Duncan Lloyd, Philadelphia’s Assistant City Solicitor.
The video depicts two men—an unidentified man in a dark hooded sweatshirt and Lloyd, dressed in a blazer and holding a glass of wine—walking together through the grocery store’s parking lot.
As the man in the hooded sweatshirt spray-paints “F*** Trump” on the wall, Lloyd is seen standing behind him, recording a video on his phone.
Lloyd has not publicly commented, but his employer said that Lloyd has contacted police and is cooperating. He has not yet been arrested.
The Philadelphia Republican Party responded quickly with an eviscerating statement against Lloyd—and have already called for him to be fired.
“If the image of an upper-middle class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is,” explained Philadelphia Republican Party chairman Joe DeFelice, in a statement released via Twitter.
“Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the progressive elite in response to this earth-shattering election, when residents of Chestnut Hill and similar neighborhoods across the county discovered—gasp—that other people have a voice too,” added DeFelice.
He continued: “The taxpayers should be entrusting exactly none of our faith into this man. He should be fired from our city’s law department immediately.”
Pennsylvania gave its 20 electoral votes to Donald Trump on November 8, after he won the state by more than 70,000 votes. Trump is the first Republican presidential candidate to win Pennsylvania since George H.W. Bush in 1988.