GOP candidate Lee Zeldin attacked at upstate campaign stop

Here is the newest evidence that we may be headed for a civil war.

Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was attacked during a campaign stop near Rochester in upstate Monroe County on Thursday night.

The GOP candidate was giving a outdoor campaign speech when a man came up on stage and attempted to slash Zeldin before being tackled by supporters.

The suspect was identified as 43-year-old David Jakubonis of Fairport, NY.

He was charged with attempted assault in the second degree and released on his own recognizance.

Gov. Kathy Hochul condemned the attack without mentioning that the suspect was released under her bail-reform statutes.

“My team has informed me about the incident at Lee Zeldin’s campaign event tonight. Relieved to hear that Congressman Zeldin was not injured and that the suspect is in custody,” she said in the tweet. “I condemn this violent behavior in the strongest terms possible — it has no place in New York.”

Zeldin was able to finish his speech after the attack and does not plan to change his campaign speeches planned for over the weekend.


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