HIALEAH, Fla. (WFLA) — Sen. Marco Rubio said one of his supporters was “brutally attacked” while canvassing for him on Sunday evening.
Rubio tweeted photos of a man wearing a “Rubio for Senate” T-shirt. He said the man was also wearing a Ron DeSantis hat.
“He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery,” the tweet said.
According to an arrest report, the victim said he was walking around a neighborhood near East 60th Street in Hialeah handing out fliers when he came across a man, later identified as 22-year-old Javier Lopez, who was allegedly blocking the sidewalk.
The victim told police that Lopez confronted him and said that he could not pass through the sidewalk in front of his home.
When the victim walked toward the street, Lopez told him, “You can’t pass by here. This is my neighborhood.”
The victim told Lopez, “This is public property and I can be here if I want to,” the report said.
According to the report, the two began to argue. Lopez allegedly rushed toward the victim to grab him and then slammed him against the floor.
The report said another person came up and kicked Lopez on the right side of his face before fleeing.
Lopez then began to punch the victim’s face multiple times, causing severe swelling and his right eye to be completely shut, the report said.
Lopez was taken into custody and charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.
According to Rubio’s tweet, there were four attackers who allegedly told the victim, “Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood.” However, those details were not mentioned in the arrest report.
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Last night one of our canvassers wearing my T-shirt and a Desantis hat was brutally attacked by 4 animals who told him Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood in #Hialeah #Florida
He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery pic.twitter.com/36QpbySg58
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 24, 2022
Rubio is seeking re-election and is facing Rep. Val Demings in the midterm elections.
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That’s not surprising at all. How many times have Democrats winked at violence by their supporters and even outright called for it.
Maxine Waters has called her supporters to the streets more than once and more recently Joe Biden has delivered a series of angry hate speeches against MAGA supporters.
IF THIS Had been say a rubio supporter who BEAT UP A DEM< you can bet the media would be all up in arms about "HOW HE IS SPREADING Hate"..
SO where are the calls against the DEMS Who have flat out encouraged this?
Democrats are just Violet people.
The Democrat Crime Organization owns this attack. Innocents have been jailed in a Democrat Gulag in D.C. political prisoners of the Jan. 6 Inquisition, yet rioters of the Democrat Crime Organization Summer of Love who did billions in damage and murdered dozens are still free. From now on Republican Canvassers should go out in crews and be prepared to defend themselves.
Knowing the dems, they would DEMONIZE those republicans for “Daring to show force”..
there were four attackers who allegedly told the victim, “Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood.” However, those details were not mentioned in the arrest report.
If it were mentioned, they would be forced to charge the Democrat with HATE CRIMES.
They could have literally been video taped shouting “DIE Cracker. Die conservative”. AND I STILL doubt they’ed ever be charged with a hate crime..