US Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence toured the damaged firebombed Hillsborough, North Carolina office and called the incident an act of political terrorism. He said:
"An attack on our political system is an attack on us all," the Republican vice-presidential candidate told reporters after touring the inside of the torched office.
"Everyone ... Republicans, Democrats or independents, universally condemn this attack," he said. "And we would urge anyone that might have information who perpetrated this attack to come forward and share that information with the proper authorities so we can bring to justice those individuals that were responsible for what occurred here."