Rubio Campaign Volunteer Brutally Beaten
A republican campaign volunteer was brutally beaten in Hialeah, Florida, by a group of four people who told him Republicans weren’t allowed in the area, according to Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
The volunteer was a canvasser for the Marco Rubio Senatorial Campaign and wore a Rubio shirt and a DeSantis hat. One neighborhood he went to canvass was not welcoming. Rubio tweeted on the matter.
“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.”
The canvasser’s injuries were severe.
Rubio detailed the extent of the canvasser’s injuries.
“He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery.”
He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery pic.twitter.com/36QpbySg58
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 24, 2022
Some left-wing skeptics responded to the violence with denial, insinuating that Rubio is a liar and that such an attack is impossible in the majority red area of Hialeah.
One Twitter user claimed the beating was taken voluntarily.
Fake News! He had done to him by Rubio supporters. Where is medical report? Where is police report? All just words because Marco is afraid! https://t.co/lKyLcmKULp
— Douglas Anderson (@frogman13) October 24, 2022
democrats are claiming this man broke his own jaw.
I would really like them to live on their own planet far far away. They embrace violence. https://t.co/HnQ0LocSkY
— Keilani (@KaneKeilani) October 24, 2022
Another even justified the violence because Rubio and “Magats” are just that bad.
You are a criminal. Magats harass & assault people every fucking day and you applaud them. I was spit on at the drugstore while picking up my covid antiviral medication because I was wearing a mask. You are vulgar, threatening & violent but whine when anyone stands up to you. https://t.co/AFyKwEG5Ak pic.twitter.com/5ZtXj23Sw0
— Olivia Vander (@IWasBeingNice) October 24, 2022
However, support for the canvasser’s plight and concern for the violence quickly poured in.
Right-wing commentator Dave Rubin predicted that CNN wouldn’t cover the politically inconvenient story and asked for a go-fund-me link for the canvasser’s medical costs.
100% certainty that this won’t be on CNN today.
Is there a GoFundMe for him? Happy to chip in… https://t.co/87ip3nHEth
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) October 24, 2022
Others pointed out how the event supports the now-old contradiction that the democratic party is one of tolerance.
Everyone knows, left and right, that leftism relies on the unspoken threat of violence. You could not walk through a BLM protest in a MAGA hat without being beaten into a pulp. Everyone on the left knows this. Some openly support it, others deny it but deep down know its true. https://t.co/1sHWUxuyVp
— SJW Watchdog (@SJWWatchdog) October 24, 2022
— William Scott 🇺🇸 (@WilliamScott904) October 24, 2022
And it's the right that's violent…. Sure. https://t.co/ZD41nuqNwk
— Smokey_Mtn_Kitty (@keesa_robinson) October 24, 2022
Who are the violent ones? https://t.co/GVeQ6BaSdp
— The Great Nuclear Ultra Orange MAGA Queen JKash 🍊 (@JKash000) October 24, 2022
— South Carolina is Calling 🌄🏖 (@EmmanuelReturns) October 24, 2022
The attack comes in the aftermath of a recent Biden speech, where he called “MAGA Republicans” threats to the republic” and “Semi-fascists.”
— dbbeagles (@dbbeagles) October 24, 2022
But above all, Twitter users simply called for peace and warned people to stay safe.
Be armed, everywhere and all of the time. https://t.co/kRAhy0hKKI
— tfuel enthusiast (@dvphotos1) October 24, 2022
we are dealing with animals with no respect, but we have the weapons to fight this evil, this coming election, we all must vote to get them out of government, https://t.co/sVyz5JAJmE
— Johnny Castro (@johnnyfcastro) October 24, 2022
Stop the hate. https://t.co/yBYKfP093t
— WinoWantsRipple (@WantsWino) October 24, 2022
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