Late last week, Lee Zeldin, one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress, was attacked during a campaign speech as he is running for governor against Kathy Hochul.
The attack was caught on video.
Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Jewish Republican nominee in New York’s gubernatorial race, was attacked by a man wielding a sharp object during a campaign stop Thursday evening. pic.twitter.com/Cya0Bj38QC
— Jewish News Syndicate (@JNS_org) July 22, 2022
Most of the media has ignored this.
Those that have acknowledged it have done so to mock Zeldin and Republicans because the attacker used a novelty self defense keychain as his weapon of choice.
Weapon used in Lee Zeldin attack was $10 plastic cat keychain https://t.co/vyDq4CHaBg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 23, 2022
Every Republican is calling it a knife. Drama queens.
“David Jakubonis used $10 cat keychain in Lee Zeldin attack” https://t.co/pIXMJGEY1Q
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) July 23, 2022
This is more of a weapon than any of the January 6th rioters had.
But this is just more of the Left’s dimmer approach to violence.
See, it really isn’t a big deal because it wasn’t a lethal weapons. Really it’s the Right that’s the bad guy here for freaking out over some low level political violence. When a person on the Right gets attacked, they should just take their lumps with a keychain and stop being babies about it. (End sarcasm)
Hochul’s anti-Zeldin ad just about begged for this to happen.
Meet Lee Zeldin, the far-right extremist that the Republicans just nominated for governor. Despite what he might try to sell you, the facts speak for themselves: he is dangerous for New York. pic.twitter.com/Ta4q4xaVwc
— Kathy Hochul (@KathyHochul) June 29, 2022
And when it was all over, Zeldin’s attacker was released without bail on his own recognizance.
In New York under Cuomo it was all but legal to beat up a Jew.
The Democrats have encouraged people to get pushy with Republicans.
Put those two together and of course trying at assault a Jewish Republican with a weapon isn’t punished in New York.
I could ask “what would happen if a Right winger attacked a Democrat during a speech” but we all know the answer and know that such a scenario wouldn’t happen in the first place.
The Left is testing what they can get away with later this year and in 2024.
I’m convinced this was a dress rehearsal for something worse.