U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday fired back at leftist media critics who tried to excuse anti-Republican violence by two thugs who brutally beat one of his campaign volunteers.
As The Free Press reported this week, the Florida Republican noted that one of his neighborhood canvassers in Hialeah was bashed as he handed out literature.
The attack happened Sunday night, as Rubio’s volunteer, who was wearing a Rubio campaign shirt and a hat supporting Gov. Ron DeSantis, was sent to the hospital with a broken jaw, internal bleeding, and other injuries.
Rubio said on social media on Monday that the “animals” had told his volunteer, Christopher Monzon, that “Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood.”
He also said it was important to wait for the full story to be told, but added that the rationale for the attack seemed obvious considering how his volunteer was dressed.
Liberals scoffed. Prominent among them was MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, a promoter of the Russia collusion and Jussie Smollett hoaxes.
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“There’s also, as of now, according to the police report itself, literally zero evidence other than Rubio’s tweet that the attack was politically motivated, right?” Hayes tweeted.
The left-wing host seemed to ask that partially to build a foundation to criticize Rubio, but also hoping that the obvious was not true.
Of course, Rubio was correct.
One perp was arrested almost immediately, while on Wednesday, Rubio tweeted that police apprehended a second suspect.
“On Sunday thugs told a GOP canvasser wearing my campaign t-shirt that he couldn’t be in their neighborhood because he was a Republican,” Rubio tweeted. “They assaulted him & commanded two dogs to attack him. Surveillance video corroborated the victim’s story & police have now made a second arrest.”
“Local media spent 2 days treating the GOP canvasser who was attacked as a criminal & denying the attack was politically motivated,” the senator continued. “Now a second arrest,a police report & surveillance video shows how biased & irresponsible the narrative they were pushing was.”
“Many local ‘reporters’ in S. Fla spent 2 days smearing the GOP canvasser who was brutally attacked & claimed it had nothing to do with politics,” he added. “Now, a 2nd thug has been arrested & police say it all began when he confronted the victim for being Republican.”
The attack on Monzon comes after President Joe Biden, other Democrats and liberal media figures like Hayes have routinely painted all Republicans as “extremists” and a “threat” to the country.
So far, Biden has not commented on the attack.