Campaign volunteer supporting GOP’s Sen. Rubio, Gov. DeSantis, brutally assaulted while handing out fliers

Democrats and their media allies like to try and portray Republicans as dangerous and potentially violent threats to “democracy” and society more broadly — even when Republicans are violently victimized in overtly political incidents.

Such was the case this weekend when a volunteer working in support of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) re-election campaign was violently assaulted and hospitalized while handing out political fliers door-to-door in a neighborhood, the Conservative Brief reported.

Perhaps even more infuriating in the aftermath of that horrific incident was the clear implication from a local media outlet that the victim, by virtue of his dubious prior associations and beliefs, had somehow earned or deserved the physical beating he received — which, by the way, was not politically motivated at all, supposedly.

Campaign volunteer attacked and beaten

Sen. Rubio took to Twitter Monday morning to express his outrage over the brutal assault of a campaign volunteer that had occurred on Sunday evening.

“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,” Rubio wrote to go along with graphic photos of the injured worker. “He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery.”

Suspect arrested and charged, cops searching for other “people of interest”

The local CBS affiliate in Miami reported that the victim in the incident was identified by the mayor of Hialeah as a man in his 20s named Christopher Monzon who, according to police, was “struck in the head and face several times” after being told he wasn’t welcome to hand out political fliers in the area and was then followed and attacked as he attempted to leave.

Police have reportedly already arrested one suspect, 22-year-old Javier Jesus Lopez, who has been charged with aggravated battery, and are searching for at least two other “possible people of interest” as part of an investigation into what occurred.

That outlet then subtly sought to discredit and downplay the whole thing by noting that the police report only referenced two attackers instead of four, that Monzon actually works for the Republican Party and not Rubio’s campaign, and that Monzon, his father, and an attorney have all either canceled interviews or declined to respond to requests for comment.

Media appears to nearly blame the victim for brutal assault

The local ABC affiliate took things a step further in appearing to blame the victim by first highlighting that, according to a police spokesperson, there had been “no indication” as of yet that the assault was politically motivated, though authorities would “allow the investigation to reveal that” if it were the case.

To its minimal credit, the outlet shared the details of the damage caused by the assault, as per the police report, and how the victim had been confronted for handing out fliers and was then chased down as he tried to leave following an argument and was slammed to the concrete and kicked and punched repeatedly in the face and head by at least two assailants, which left the victim with “severe swelling and bleeding” of his face and mouth and caused one of his eyes to swell “completely shut.”

That credit was almost instantly rescinded, though, as the outlet then seemed to suggest that the beating was perhaps justified due to the fact that Monzon, in the past, had previously been associated with a white nationalist group — which he has since denounced — and implied that he may have instigated the assault by antagonizing his assailants with his political views.

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