Just yesterday evening, Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked during a campaign rally:
Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was attacked during a campaign stop near Rochester in upstate Monroe County on Thursday night….
The suspect approached Zeldin wielding an unknown weapon and Chenelly tackled him.
“Once the man was on stage, he reached into his right pocket and pulled out what appeared to be a knife or a razor blade, maybe a box cutter and lunged at the Congressman,” [bystander Joe] Chenelly said.
First, take note that this attack is on a Republican, as was the James Hodgkinson attack on Congressman Steve Scalise and other Republicans who were playing softball at the time. Watch how the Legacy Media handles it. Will they downplay it, force it out of the news cycle as swiftly as possible, as they did with the Hodgkinson attack that nearly killed Steve Scalise? Or will they recast it as the fault of Republicans, Trump supporters, or Zeldin himself?
Second – and in the fullness of time this might prove to be the more important aspect of the event – observe this screen grab:
Zeldin never lets go of the microphone. (Feel free to watch the whole video. You’ll see.) He’s grappling with an armed attacker, but drop the microphone? Release that irrelevance so he can use both hands to defend himself? Possibly to preserve his life? Never! The microphone is more precious to him.
That’s politician behavior. Politicians never, ever let go of a chance to parade themselves before the public, or an instrument by which to do so. Cameras are great, but a mike will do in a pinch.
Remember this. Vote for Zeldin in November, by all means – Hochul must go – but don’t trust him. Never trust any politician. And remember this incident.