A Republican lawmaker took to Twitter on Thursday with a message for protesters who left a profane sign at his home.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) tweeted a picture of a sign he said was left outside of his home that read “Traitors put party above country. Do the right thing for once, s**thead.”
Fortenberry wrote, “Be angry with me, direct your protest at me, but do not frighten my children in their home.”
This sign was placed on my lawn last night. Be angry with me, direct your protest at me, but do not frighten my children in their home. pic.twitter.com/pkbbZq3Ac2
— Jeff Fortenberry (@JeffFortenberry) May 11, 2017
KETV-TV reported that the Fortenberry family reported the incident to police after their 11-year-old daughter discovered the sign.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, a protest group called The Betsy Riot placed the sign. And in a profanity-laced tweet, the group wrote that “Nebraska Betsies decided to help [Fortenberry] enhance his home’s curb appeal.”
The group also posted a picture of the sign in Fortenberry’s yard on their Facebook page with a similar message calling Fortenberry a “toadie” for the “fascist Trump Regime.”
On Twitter, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) offered his support to Fortenberry, writing, “I’m with Jeff. People who scream this stuff around kids are not serious about either country or basic neighborliness. We can do better.”
I'm with Jeff.
People who scream this stuff around kids are not serious about either country or basic neighborliness. We can do better. https://t.co/efXhAm3AA5
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 11, 2017