Commenting on the threat Deborah Erskine MLA said, “I am absolutely appalled to see this graffiti. This is a sinister threat towards a Minister with a young family, who is simply trying to do his best. There are those who may disagree with the political decisions made yesterday but this is an appalling incident and should be wholeheartedly condemned.
Public discourse and vile attacks must be outrightly condemned by everyone.”
Dungannon DUP representatives Clement Cuthbertson and Kim Ashton also reiterated their disgust.
Cllr Kim Ashton stated, “Threats and graffiti of such a nature has no place whatsoever in our political discourse. No Minister deserves levels of abuse and attacks.”
Cllr Clement Cuthbertson added, “Threats appearing on the Newell Road road are nothing new. The people in Dungannon have to endure this on a regular basis. While I totally disagree with the Executive's decision to introduce covid passports, all threats to elected representatives are wrong and are to be condemned"