Signs supporting Jewish congressional candidate vandalized in Rockland
At least a dozen campaign signs supporting a Jewish congressional candidate running in the 17th District were vandalized with anti-Semitic messages.
Josh Eisen is running as an independent candidate in the area that covers Rockland and Westchester counties.
The signs were vandalized across Rockland in Monsey, Suffern and Nyack. They were sprayed with foul language and terms that included "Nazi lover."
Eisen says the messages hit home for him. His father was a Holocaust survivor.
“I wouldn’t think someone would have to go through some criminal proceeding over this, but someone needs to understand this is unacceptable and despicable,” says Eisen.
Other signs supporting Mondaire Jones, one of his competitors in the 17th District race, were also vandalized. Eisen suspects a Jones supporter is behind the vandalism, though he did not offer any proof to News 12 to support that.
In a statement, Jones’ campaign spokesperson says they “wholeheartedly condemn all hate” and “take all acts of anti-Semitism very seriously."
News 12 has reached out to Ramapo police about the vandalism and is waiting to hear back.