New York Republican governor candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked by a man with a knife while campaigning this week. Luckily, the man was stopped and Zeldin wasn’t hurt.
This comes just weeks after a crazed leftist was caught lurking outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with the intent to kill him.
Politics is making some people crazy, particularly on the left.
FOX News has details:
Lee Zeldin, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate, attacked at campaign stop
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., was attacked during a gubernatorial campaign stop in Perinton, New York on Thursday night where an individual allegedly pulled out a sharp object.
Zeldin was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post event giving a speech about bail reform when a man allegedly got on stage and “wrestled with him a bit, and pulled a blade out,” according to a witness who spoke with Rochester First.
The individual who allegedly tried to attack Zeldin was taken down by AMVETS national Director Joe Chenelly, according to the report.
After the attack, Zeldin went back on the stage and continued talking, according to the report.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News that it is “aware of an incident at the speech of gubernatorial candidate Zeldin this evening. A suspect is in custody and Major Crimes is investigating. We will update as further information becomes available.”
Katie Vincentz, a spokesperson the gubernatorial campaign, said that Zeldin and lieutenant governor nominee Alison Esposito are safe following the attack.
Here’s a video of the incident. This could have ended very badly.
There was an assassination attempt on @leezeldin today.
Thank God he is ok.pic.twitter.com/uGJywqKs7f
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 22, 2022
Clear view of the attack ag. Rep. Lee Zeldin today. Terrifying and terrible.
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) July 22, 2022
I’m ok, and @EspositoforNY, and all other attendees are safe. The attacker is in custody. Grateful for the attendees who stepped up quickly to assist and the law enforcement officers who quickly responded. I’m as resolute as ever to do my part to make NY safe again.
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) July 22, 2022
It’s a good thing security stopped the assailant.