A homestead exemption can be a factor in determining state residency, but it isn't the sole factor. Nonetheless, the National Republican Congressional Committee is pressing the point. Last Friday, the NRCC sent a package to the Tennessee home of McBath's husband. Lukas Mikelionis of Fox News bit:
The lawmaker accepted the gift on Friday at 10:45 a.m. and signed for it as "LMCBATH". Fox News obtained a copy of the signature.
But actually, the signature tells a different story:
Clearly, the recipient wrote “M McBath.” Lucy McBath was in New York, we’re told. The package was signed for by Margaret McBath, the congresswoman’s mother-in-law, according to a statement by the McBath campaign: “Pulling someone’s family into false partisan political attacks are exactly what people hate about Washington.”
This, people, is also why we still need to teach cursive writing in elementary schools. And how to read it, too.
One more thing: The Fox News piece uses an interesting phrase to describe McBath, who before her election to Congress served as a spokeswoman for an anti-gun violence group. Her unarmed son was murdered by a man with a gun in Florida. A pro-gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent millions on McBath’s behalf in the contest.
The word “gun” does not appear in the Fox News piece. McBath is referred to as “a racial justice activist.”