Political violence is getting worse in America. Now multiple people are in the hospital.
Because this Congressman was just attacked by bat-wielding menace.
U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., stated on Monday that a man wielding a baseball bat entered his district office in Fairfax, Virginia, and allegedly attacked and injured two of his staff members.
“This morning, an individual entered my District Office armed with a baseball bat and asked for me before committing an act of violence against two members of my staff,” the Virginia congressman said in a statement.
“The individual is in police custody and both members of my team were transferred to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”
Connolly went on to state that his team’s priority is to ensure that staff members have access to the vehicles they require.
The congressman, who represents Virginia’s 11th congressional district, complimented the Fairfax Police Department and EMS personnel for their rapid response.
He was extremely complimentary about his team.
“I have the best team in Congress,” remarked Connolly.
“My District Office staff make themselves available to constituents and members of the public every day. The thought that someone would take advantage of my staff’s accessibility to commit an act of violence is unconscionable and devastating.”
Virginia legislators at the federal level spoke out in support of Connolly and his staff.
“Intimidation and violence — especially against public servants — has no place in our society,” Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA) tweeted.
“This is an extraordinarily disturbing development, and my thoughts are with the staff members who were injured.”
Intimidation and violence – especially against public servants – has no place in our society. This is an extraordinarily disturbing development, and my thoughts are with the staff members who were injured. https://t.co/V412PgwZ9u
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) May 15, 2023
This attack comes on the heels of U.S. Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was attacked by a drunken woman at an event.
Selena Jo Chambers, 41, was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of battery on an elected official, which is a felony in the state of Florida.
The report said Chambers recognized Gaetz while walking at the event and began cursing at him and throwing her drink at him.
Gaetz told police he wanted to press criminal charges against her for throwing the drink, marking the second time a person has been charged with battery for throwing a drink at the congressman.
This all goes to show that the divide between Republicans and Democrats is getting almost unbridgeable.
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