In the last days before the election, we’ve been seeing an uptick in violence and threats from folks from people on the left against people on the right over campaigns and the election. We reported on the violence against New Hampshire state Senate candidate Lou Garguilo, who said that he had a truck drive at him and his supporters, someone threw a coffee at him, and another person threw a power tool battery at his wife’s head.
There was another incident a few days ago. Scott Lennox was arrested after allegedly threatening Darren Bailey, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Illinois, in a voicemail.
Warning for graphic language
“I am going to skin Darren Bailey alive, making sure he is still alive. And I’m going to feed his f*cking family to him, as he is alive and screaming in f*cking pain.”
“He is a piece of white *ss racist sh*t and, honestly, if he doesn’t kill himself, I will. You know what. I know where he lives. I know where he sleeps. I know where his kids sleep. And I know the f*cking school he works at,” Lennox allegedly continued.
Lennox added that he would never shoot up a school, but Bailey is teaching “all this motherf*cking misinformation [and] is going to die. So, honestly, he should just kill himself before anything else happens.”
He went on to make statements about abortion, Scaduto said, but she did not detail those comments.
That practically screams like he’s absorbed the Democratic talking points against Republicans. When they tracked down the guy, he reportedly was proud of what he had done. “I literally made it so he and his entire family is on lockdown. I love it,” he supposedly said.
Then on Sunday, there was a report about “white powder” being sent to the Kari Lake campaign and one person who opened the mail being hospitalized as a precaution.
There was also violence directed at protesters at an event for Kathy Hochul. According to a female protester, she was holding up a sign that said “Vote them out” on the street at the event when she was attacked. A video by Viral News NY shows the woman being held by an NYC council person while at the same time being choked by a man.
— New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) November 6, 2022
At the Rally for governor Hochul a counter protesters was choked during the protest. I spoke with the woman who was attacked. Here’s what she had to say pic.twitter.com/c60ad9LoiQ
— Viral News NY (@ViralNewsNYC) November 5, 2022
The woman shoved the lawmaker, Crystal Hudson, off her at one point. You can hear the Hochul people screaming about “election deniers.”
The 24-second clip did not show how the fight began, but the unidentified woman told the photographer it started when someone took her sign, which featured pictures of Hochul and other Democrats with the tagline “Vote Them Out.”
“I was here holding my sign, and … peaceful protest, against you know, Gov. Hochul, and a woman — a very large heavyset woman, I’m assuming, you know, might have been a man — came and took my sign.
“As I was trying to retrieve my sign, there was another man that came and choked me, and there were two other people that were coming and preventing me from trying to get my sign.
“Never wanted to get physical with anyone, I was just there peacefully just holding my sign, and you know, they didn’t want to hear what I had to say.”
Where are the Democrats condemning this? I’m not hearing any condemnation from Gov. Kathy Hochul yet.
I have always condemned political violence of any kind, and Kathy Hochul must do the same. Her continued silence on her supporter choking out a woman simply exercising her First Amendment rights makes her complicit in this attack. pic.twitter.com/mDlPFkPdMs
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) November 7, 2022
Indeed, a Democratic politician tried to blame it on Zeldin.
— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) November 5, 2022
I’m thinking the election can’t come fast enough. But I’m not sure the violence will stop, the left isn’t going to be happy when they lose on Tuesday.