Texas Woman's Anti-Kavanaugh Yard Sign Confiscated by Cops After GOP Official Complains

A woman in Texas is being criticized for her political sign in her front yard of a GOP symbol sexually assaulting a girl.

Marion Stanford, of Hamilton, Texas, put up a sign in her yard that depicted the GOP elephant symbol with its trunk under the skirt of a girl who says "Help," the Dallas News reported. The words "Your vote matters" are visible on the sign.

Stanford told the Dallas News that the poster referred to the sexual allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. She told the publication that she knew the poster would cause controversy but did not expect the police to come and take down her sign.

"Here we have a political party that is using women," Stanford told the Dallas News. "I thought the sign represented what is going on now, and we can't just stand quiet. I wanted to tell people we could stop it with voting."

Sid Miller, a Republican Texas Agriculture Commissioner, alleged on Facebook the girl drawn on the poster was supposed to be Kavanaugh's daughter.

"This is in Hamilton, Texas, and is supposed to be Judge Kavanaugh's young daughter. Notice my opponent's sign in the background. The Democrat sleaze knows NO bounds!" Miller wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

Stanford said the girl in the painting did not depict Kavanaugh's daughter, and told the Dallas News the same cartoon last year was in The Washington Post by cartoonist Ann Teleanes. She told the publication she had been receiving threatening phone calls since Miller suggested the girl with the pigtails on the poster was the daughter of the Supreme Court nominee.

"Police told me to remove the sign or they would take it and would arrest me," Stanford said. "So I let them take the sign."

Newsweek reached out to Miller and his campaign for comment about the incident but did not hear back in time for publication. In a statement to the Dallas News, Miller's campaign spokesman, Todd Smith, said he believed the girl on the sign was meant to be Kavanaugh's daughter. Many of Miller's supporters sent him a photo of the sign after it had circulated on social media, Smith told the publication.

"It was vulgar and disgusting and had no place in someone's yard," Smith told the Dallas News. "The Democrats are so distraught that a conservative might take a seat on the Supreme Court."

Kavanaugh moved closer to potential confirmation to the Supreme Court after the Senate passed a cloture vote on Friday to end debate and set up a potential final vote over the weekend.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on September 27 on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. An anti-Kavanaugh sign was removed by police after a Texas Republican Agriculture Commissioner complained about the woman's sign. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images