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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library sign vandalized in advance of visit by Republican leader

Simi Valley Police Department
Simi Valley Police are investigating the vandalism of the entrance sign to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Graffiti on entrance sign aimed at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was vandalized in advance of a visit by a controversial Republican Party leader.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the library in Simi Valley Sunday. But, sometime overnight Saturday or early Sunday, someone painted a slur about him with spray paint on one of the entrance signs to the facility. Staff members removed it before he arrived for his early afternoon visit.

There have been no arrests in connection with the vandalism.

DeSantis was in Simi Valley to talk about his new book. He’s considered to be one of the leading contenders for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination, but he hasn’t officially announced plans to run yet.

During his appearance in Ventura County, he said Florida is run the way states should be run. DeSantis said his state will never surrender to what he called the “woke mob,” and he told the audience that Florida is where “woke” goes to die.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.