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Here’s What the Man Who Tried to Stab Zeldin Said to Him Before Attack

During a campaign event in Fairport, New York, on Thursday, a man reportedly attempted to stab gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY).

According to local reports, Zeldin was giving a speech about bail reform at the “Unite to Fire Hochul” bus tour stop when a man went on stage, began yelling, “wrestled with him a bit, and pulled a blade out.”

Joe Chenelly, a Marine combat veteran and national executive director of AMVETS, tackled the man, along with others at the event.

Zeldin was uninjured and returned to the stage to finish his speech.

The man told Zeldin “you’re done” as he began his attack.

The weapon appears to be a self-defense keychain, though it is unclear if the suspect also had a knife.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul condemned the attack in a statement on Twitter.

“My team has informed me about the incident at Lee Zeldin’s campaign event tonight. Relieved to hear that Congressman Zeldin was not injured and that the suspect is in custody. I condemn this violent behavior in the strongest terms possible — it has no place in New York,” she said.

Hours before the attack, Hochul reportedly directed her supporters to his rally schedule, according to NY GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy.

4 Comments
  • More democRATic politics. Pedo Joe Gotta go. It’s civil war.

    • Mike Tracy says:

      Civil War! I doubt liberal dems with guns have what it takes to use them against armed citizens comprising their opponents in a civil war.. They seem to be more inclined to display their marksmanship toward defenseless crowds or children in school .

  • MIKE TRACY says:

    The perpetrator wielding a plan of execution was very likely one of Kathy Hochol’s followers she sent to disrupt a political campaign of her rival in the coming election. Kathy Hochol is a lying slime liberal protecting her governor seat. Her compassion displayed is only a deception meant to gain her reelection.

  • loydl says:

    Politicics has gotten to be a dangerous agenda. I support any law that would send to prison anyone convected of criminal activity against campaineing folks. Repub or Dem.

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