Zeldin Perfectly Predicted What Would Happen to the Man Who Attacked Him – Opinion

Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican from New York (R-NY), was assaulted Thursday night at a Perinton campaign speech. A man climbed onto the stage and got right next to him with what the police are calling a “sharp object.” As we reported last night, there are pictures of the man being arrested and what looks like a pair of brass knuckles.

Zeldin was giving a talk about the dangerous bail reform system Democrats in New York responsible for making people unsafe. Zeldin blocked the assailant’s first move and then AMVETS National Director Joe Chenelly came and grabbed him.

“His right hand came up, I assume out of his pocket, and he had a blade on his hand,” Chenelly told Fox News Digital. “His fingers were like two finger holes in the blade and lunged at the congressman. The Congressman blocked his first attempt to lunge. And then as he tried to lunge again, I grabbed him from behind and tackled him down to the ground and held him on the ground.”

It was a good thing that no one was hurt.

Zeldin foresaw the release of the man.

“His words as he tried to stab me a few hours ago were ‘you’re done’, but several attendees, including @EspositoforNY, quickly jumped into action & tackled the guy,” Zeldin tweeted early Friday. “Law enforcement was on the scene within minutes. The attacker will likely be instantly released under NY’s laws.”

Zeldin expressed gratitude to the people in a formal statement.

“Thank you to everyone who reached out following tonight’s attack in Fairport. Someone tried to stab me on stage during this evening’s rally, but fortunately, I was able to grab his wrist and stop him for a few moments until others tackled him. I’m ok, and @EspositoforNY, and all other attendees are safe. The attacker has been taken into custody. Thank you to everyone who helped quickly, and also the officers of law enforcement who responded promptly. I’m as resolute as ever to do my part to make NY safe again.”

Zeldin’s prediction came true. Zeldin’s prediction was correct.

The release is the perfect example of what Zeldin was talking about with the problems of bail reform in New York — the perfect reason people should elect him and turn Democrats out of office. It would be foolish to think that releasing the man was an intelligent move. But that’s what’s happening in so many cases in New York, as well as other Democratic-run places that have crazy bail laws, not to mention progressive district attorneys. This puts everyone at risk, but Democrats care more about American safety than about letting people out.

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