Vietnam vet has Joe Biden signs vandalized in Saukville; 'I've earned a right to say something'
SAUKVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Drive around and you'll see political yard signs popping up everywhere as the presidential election grows closer. Saukville Vietnam veteran Tedd Poull says he's being targeted for his signs that support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that are displayed outside his home.
Poull's biggest Biden sign has a large crack in it after vandals damaged it Saturday, Sept. 19.
The vet says the sign was designed and painted by friends back in 2008, in support of former President Barack Obama and he has altered it to fit this election cycle.
"I watch a lot of politics on cable news, but I tend to move around from station to station. Just like my reading. I do a lot of different reading,” Poull said.
Poull says vandals have been trying to squash his political voice for a long time now in Saukville.
"Going through this for nearly 20 years with people destroying my signs, I'm tired of people trying to shut me up,” Poull said.
Poull added a new message to his sign that says: "I will not stand down."
"I think as you can see I've earned the right to say something in this country,” Poull said, referring to his military service.
Poull said two big issues driving him to be politically active are veteran and union issues.