As the American political system continues to teeter on the edge of utter insanity of late, there are more and more instances of violence arising around the nation, coinciding with our proximity to the hotly-contested midterm elections.
This may very well be the most divided our nation has been since Abraham Lincoln was breathing, and the vitriolic vortex of the online space has made our trouble all the worse.
This week, yet another ugly incident has hit the headlines, as a volunteer working for a Republican candidate was savagely beaten just because of his political identity.
A volunteer for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was brutally attacked while canvassing for the campaign in Hialeah, Florida, leaving him with a broken jaw and internal bleeding.
According to the senator, who is facing off against Democrat Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) in roughly two weeks, four individuals attacked the canvasser, allegedly telling him that Republicans were not allowed in their neighborhood. The man, who will also require facial reconstruction surgery, was wearing a shirt supporting Rubio and hat supporting Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
The volunteer was seriously hurt.
“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 in #Hialeah #Florida He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery,” Rubio said, providing pictures of the man, who can be seen with a black eye and blood running down his face.
This disgusts me beyond anything else! A Marco Rubio volunteer was brutally beaten in Hialeah, FL while door knocking.
His 4 attackers told him Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood.
Look at what Biden’s rhetoric is causing! pic.twitter.com/0jYTp37vWN
— BACK THE BLUE-AMERICAN PATRIOT! (@NathanFried4) October 24, 2022
The news comes just weeks after the vast escalation in rhetoric handed down by the White House, as President Joe Biden repeatedly referred to certain portions of the Republican Party as a “threat to Democracy”, and just days after a Democratic candidate in Ohio suggested that the nation needed to “confront” and “kill MAGA”.