It was absolutely outrageous that New York released Lee Zeldin’s attacker just hours later, but that’s not the end of the story.
The suspect was then arrested by federal authorities.
Lee Zeldin is not just a candidate for governor of New York, he’s a member of Congress.
FOX News reports:
Lee Zeldin attack suspect arrested on federal assault charge
The suspect in the attack of Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., was arrested Saturday afternoon on a federal assault charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York announced.
David Jakubonis is scheduled to make his first court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marion W. Payson Saturday. Zeldin is running for New York governor as a Republican.
Jakubonis, 43 of Fairport, New York, has been charged with attempted assault in the second degree on the state level. He was arraigned in Perinton Town Court and released on his own recognizance after the Thursday attack.
Before Jakubonis’ release, Zeldin predicted that the suspect would be released. Zeldin has promised to fire district attorneys that do not enforce the law.
Zeldin was giving a speech Thursday about bail reform at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post when the alleged assault happened.
The guy is now trying to claim that he didn’t even know who Zeldin was.
David G. Jakubonis, the suspect who allegedly tried to injure Republican congressman @leezeldin & a NY governor candidate, has been federally charged with assaulting a member of congress. He told investigators he didn't know who Zeldin was & that incident wasn't political. pic.twitter.com/g0QQ57oKZ1
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 23, 2022
David G. Jakubonis, 43, of Fairport, NY, is being held at least until a detention hearing on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellNY) July 23, 2022
He deserves to be held.
People have had it with violent criminals being set free.