by Mike LaChance at thegatewaypundit.com
Ohio Republican Senator J.D. Vance wants to raise the maximum amount of prison time that climate change activists can get for defacing famous works of art.
Over the last year, we have seen numerous instances of these lunatics gluing themselves to walls or artwork, in addition to throwing fluids like soup on the art. The public is disgusted but these people keep doing it anyway.
Vance wants them to face a possible ten years in prison instead of five. Why not fifteen or twenty?
FOX News reports:
Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, wants to raise the stakes for climate change activists who vandalize historical artworks or damage museum property by creating harsher penalties for the crime.
The Consequences for Climate Vandals Act, introduced in the Senate on Wednesday, would also apply to the grounds or property of the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian museums and the Kennedy Center, among others, and raise the maximum prison time from five years to 10.
The consequences would mirror the current maximum prison time in England, where climate activists have frequently glued themselves to artworks or thrown soup or other liquids on protective casings of museum pieces.
“There should be no tolerance for the vandalization of our historic works of art,” Vance said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “Apparently, a maximum penalty of five years in prison isn’t enough to keep these far-left protestors from tarnishing displays of cultural significance.”
He added, “Let’s make it 10 years and see if they’re still so bold.”