After Republican Lee Zeldin was attacked by a man with a sharp weapon this week, his attacker was arrested and then immediately released.
This is insane. What if this had happened to Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton? Would the attacker be released?
New York’s bail reform laws are putting people’s lives in danger.
FOX News reported:
Alleged Lee Zeldin attempted attacker charged with felony, immediately released just as congressman predicted
A man who allegedly attacked Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., with a sharp object at a campaign stop in Perinton, New York, Thursday evening was charged with a felony and released from custody within hours of his arrest, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said.
The suspect, identified as David G. Jakubonis, 43 of Fairport, N.Y., was charged with attempted assault in the second degree.
He was arraigned in Perinton Town Court and released on his own recognizance, the sheriff’s department said.
Zeldin, who is the Republican candidate for governor in New York, predicted the alleged attacker would be released.
“His words as he tried to stab me a few hours ago were ‘you’re done’, but several attendees, including @EspositoforNY, quickly jumped into action & tackled the guy,” he tweeted early Friday. “Law enforcement was on the scene within minutes. The attacker will likely be instantly released under NY’s laws.”
The laws need to be changed. Leadership needs to be changed.
The State of New York immediately releasing @leezeldin's attacker with no-cash bail is the best argument for electing Lee Zeldin that Lee Zeldin could have made.
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) July 22, 2022
The J6 defendants who attacked NO ONE and had NO WEAPONS have been in jail for 18 months.
The guy who tried to kill Lee Zeldin YESTERDAY is back home planning his next crime.
MAKE IT MAKE SENSE!🤦🏾♀️
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) July 22, 2022
If someone attacked the current governor of New York the exact same way the guy attacked her opponent Lee Zeldin, would they have been released from jail in just a few hours? Why not?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 22, 2022
None of this makes sense.