Graffiti blasting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was found painted on the walls of the Jefferson County Democratic Party Headquarters over the weekend, drawing responses from the both Democrats and Republicans. 

According to a news outlet WDRB report, the Democratic Party shared photos of the graffiti, which included phrases “TREASON DEM,” “WITCH HUNT” and “RACIST AOC,” on its headquarters.

The graffiti was painted on Sunday, July 28. “WITCH HUNT” refers to what President Donald Trump often calls former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, and “RACIST AOC” is a reference to Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York.

The building serves as the headquarters for the Louisville Democratic Party, which is located in Jefferson. Louisville police are investigating the incident.  

Both parties in Kentucky raised their voices to criticize the political motive behind the graffiti.

In a statement, the Democratic Party of Kentucky said, “This kind of hate filled graffiti is an unfortunate symptom of today’s environment where folks won’t come together for honest debate and discourse. Free speech is about buying a billboard with your options, not vandalizing a building with graffiti.”

“We are not intimidated by this act and it only serves to strengthen our resolve in standing up for true democracy.”

The Republican Party also released a statement, saying “We condemn vandalism—it is never acceptable. While rhetoric and tensions may run high, especially in an election year, there are far more constructive ways for people to express their views.”