(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – A GOP campaign worker was viciously beaten and told that Republicans were not allowed in the neighborhood in an incident in Miami, Florida, US Senator Marco Rubio has announced.
You can watch a short video by Newsmax about the incident further down this post.
According to Rubio’s post on Twitter, one of his campaign volunteers was assaulted by four attackers who left him with severe injuries.
The man was wearing clothing with the names of Rubio, a Republican US Senator of Florida, and the state’s GOP Governor, Ron DeSantis. The latter is presently running for a second term.
“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,” Rubio wrote on Twitter.
“He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery,” the senator revealed.
His tweet featured graphic photos depicting the Republican campaigner’s severe injuries.
The Hialeah police have confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the 27-year-old victim left with “multiple bruises and a laceration” had been “passing out fliers,” as cited by ABC News.
They also said the beaten man was discovered by the police officers who responded to a “fight” on Sunday night. The officers arrested one suspect named Javier Lopez.
“Mr. Lopez told the victim he was not allowed to walk on the sidewalk and pass out fliers in his neighborhood,” the local police informed.
“The victim, in order to avoid the confrontation walked across the street where he was again confronted by Mr. Lopez. During the verbal dispute, Mr. Lopez then struck the victim multiple times in the face and head causing the injuries,” the police elaborated.
They offered no details about the nature of the fliers distributed by the victim or what charges the suspected could face.
According to a local GOP official, the 27-year-old victim is a former member of the Miami-Dade Executive Committee of the Republican Party.
“The attack on a Republican canvasser is catastrophic, uncalled for and unprecedented. … We demand the perpetrators be caught, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Kevin Cooper, campaign director for Miami-Dade Republicans.
In social media remarks, Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr. denounced the attack on the Republican campaigner.
“Freedom of speech is the bedrock of our democracy, and cowardly acts such as this should be condemned by all regardless of individual political affiliation,” the mayor wrote.
“I have spoken to the victim’s family, and have pledged a thorough investigation,” Bovo added.
The attack on the Republican campaigner comes after President Joe Biden said in an MSNBC interview over the weekend that it was “mega MAGA Republicans” who “think it’s alright to threaten violence” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on November 8.
Here is the Newsmax video:
A Republican campaign worker was attacked and hospitalized in Florida by a suspect out on felony bond. Newsmax's Leonardo Feldman reports on "John Bachman Now." https://t.co/iSbGGZWjHL pic.twitter.com/Ogc7502N42
— Newsmax (@newsmax) October 24, 2022