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Texas Police Remove Anti-GOP Yard Sign They Deem 'Offensive'

It is easy to tell it's an election year when front yards across the nation become dotted with campaign signs. As we approach the mid-term elections in 2018, the heated political battle between the left and right is pushing people to be a bit creative with their signs and messages.

One woman furious over the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court put out a shockingly graphic sign. Police took it down because they deemed the sign 'too offensive'.

Marion Stanford, who is staunchly anti-Republican, was so furious over the Kavanaugh controversy that it inspired some artwork. The Hamilton, Texas resident painted a sign featuring a GOP elephant sliding his trunk up the skirt of a little girl. The little girl has a shocked look on her face and is saying, "Help."

Underneath, in bold letters, the artist wrote, "Your vote matters."

The controversy revolving around Judge Kavanaugh has had the country gripped in a political gridlock over the last few weeks. He was nominated in July by President Donald Trump to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy.

Conservatives expected liberals to oppose any nominee Trump might have made considering the anti-Trump sentiment among the left, but unexpected accusations against Kavanaugh resulted in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and an FBI investigation.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor from Palo Alto University, accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two went to high school together. She alleges she was at a party when Kavanaugh and a friend cornered her in a bedroom. Kavanaugh, she says, pinned her down and tried to force himself on her. She claims she managed to escape but believes if she hadn't, he would have raped her.

Two other women came forward to allege that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them at parties in high school and at university.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations. None of the women could produce evidence for the alleged attacks, which would have occurred more than 30 years ago. Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed on Saturday.

Stanford felt her sign 'represented what is going on now', she tells the Dallas News. She also said that 'we can't just stand quiet'.

"I wanted to tell people we could stop it with voting,” she explained.

Stanford made the poster while the judge was testifying during the investigations and she planted it in her front yard. She surrounded it with campaign signs for Democratic party candidates.

Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, spotted the sign and snapped a picture of it. He posted an image of it on Facebook and complained.

“This is in Hamilton, Texas and is supposed to be Judge Kavanaugh’s young daughter. Notice my opponent’s sign in the background. The Democrat sleaze knows NO bounds!” Miller wrote.

Later that day, police arrived on Stanford's doorstep to ask her to remove the sign. The home owner said police threatened to arrest her if she didn't, though Hamilton city manager Peter Kampfer said the issue of arrest never came up in the confrontation.

“It’s political season, and a citizen here placed a yard sign that featured a political animal taking an inappropriate position with a young child,” he said. “A police member visited the owner’s home, and the owner asked the officer to take the sign.”

Source: AOL
Photos: Twitter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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