Approximately six Trump supporters were attacked in the parking lot of a Jacksonville, Florida Walmart Saturday afternoon at around 3:50 p.m. when a man in his 20s plowed through a voter registration tent, according to the local Sheriff’s Office.
JSO: White man, 20’s, drives through voter registration tent for local GOP, endangering people & damaging tent, tables. No injuries. When asked if this was politically motivated: “At this point we don’t know the motivation of the suspect but the investigation is just starting.” pic.twitter.com/1qMQHnnS9t
— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) February 8, 2020
“It happened so quickly,” said volunteer Nina Williams, one of five women who were working the tent. “I just barely got out of the way.”
After driving through the tent, the man stopped, took a video, and flipped off the Republicans before driving off.
BREAKING: Attempted mass murder of Trump volunteers in Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/eTd4axXPe4
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 9, 2020
“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us, instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” said Volunteer Mike Alfiere, the sixth volunteer, adding “After he ran over everything, he backed up, took out a cell phone, kind of recorded the damage, made some obscene gestures at us and then proceeded to leave the complex.”
Responding to the incident, the Duval Country Democratic Party issued a statement condemning the act, saying “No one’s life should be placed in danger for exercising their first amendment rights.”
.@DuvalDEC condemns this incident & says it looks forward to suspect’s arrest. Again, motivation of suspect not known, per JSO. @ActionNewsJax will have a live report at 10. pic.twitter.com/XT1KDsyGi6
— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) February 9, 2020
“The hate is toxic and dangerous,” tweeted Jacksonville Mayor, Lenny Curry. “Thankfully no one was injured but certainly they are shaken after being targeted because they were registering voters.”
Sadly, this happened. I spoke to the GOP chair. This is outrageous. The hate is toxic and dangerous. Thankfully no one was injured but certainly they are shaken after being targeted because they were registering voters. I’ve spoken to the Sheriff & of course his team is on this https://t.co/dRENZi0Bxq
— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) February 8, 2020
President Trump weighed in Saturday afternoon, tweeting “Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with!”
Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with! https://t.co/1Pq0hOrzy2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
JPO detectives will be looking into this as a case of aggravated assault, and have withheld comment on the driver’s motivation.
“We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers,” said Duval GOP Chairman Dean Black, according to CBS 47. “The Republican Party of Duval County will not be intimidated by these cowards and we will not be silenced. I call on every Republican in our great city to stand up, get involved, and show these radicals that we will not be intimidated from exercising our Constitutional rights.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the target of a violent 2017 shooting at the hands of a Bernie Sanders supporter, tweeted “@realDonaldTrump supporters shouldn’t have to fear for their lives while registering people to vote,” adding “This can’t be the new normal. Democrats need to join me in condemning this behavior.”
Enough.@realDonaldTrump supporters shouldn't have to fear for their lives while registering people to vote.
There's no place for violence in politics. We settle differences at the ballot box.
This can't be the new normal. Democrats need to join me in condemning this behavior. https://t.co/vV87snuY0s
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 9, 2020
Lastly, former Florida governor Sen. Rick Scott tweeted “@DuvalGOP will not be silenced or intimidated. They will redouble their efforts to support strong Republicans in NE Florida and around the state!”
This appears to be a politically-motivated attack on hard-working volunteers in Duval County. Thankful that no one was hurt. @DuvalGOP will not be silenced or intimidated. They will redouble their efforts to support strong Republicans in NE Florida and around the state! https://t.co/F4Qi7hk7CR
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) February 8, 2020
This type of behavior will become common place now and until President Trump out of office ethier in 1-20-2021 or 1-20-2025
Dumbo you got it wrong!!!! This will not stop until the Dumbocrats and people like you that suffer from TDS are voted out of office!!!
Why shouldn’t the pon a ship a ship and
leave the USA p resident be reelected he did nothing wrong it was all bullshit those lien Democrats should all get on a ship and leave the usa
You’ve got that bass-ackwards. This is not Trump’s fault. This blame award goes to Bernie and people like you who refuse to see the truth.
Absolutely correct; and with Bernie supporters calling for violence we either defend ourselves or end up being persecuted by them! Don’t look for much help from Local law officials, most of them are too scared to stop antifa, and this is the same class of criminals!
HAHAHAHA…Dan, you won today’s trophy for the most stupid post of the day! Oh, poor baby, if you notice it is not us, the tolerant right, but the evil, intolerant left who commit the crimes and demand total control of everyone’s lives. Do it my way or we’ll kill you, beat you, destroy you, run a van onto you and your property, is the mantra of your proletariat and elite.
Nicely said PatriotSoul. A little on the nice side but after all, we are the good guy’s. That being said, I’m certainly getting tired of these criminals. I wish there was someone there that could have stood up to these cowards! Caught up to them when they stopped with their cell phones. Be nice to get ahold of them before the cops could put them is a safe place!
Hey Dan, Republicans and President Trump are not going any where, we will fight to stop the Commie take over of the United States by the Dummycrap Party and if you want a war we will give you one.
This type of hateful behavior will not stop since some democrats are so partisan that they rather kill and do mayhem instead of abiding by our laws in the protection of those who are exercising their Constitutional rights . It’s the ignorant like yourself who actually think this type of behavior is okay and denies the right to others as long as you enhance your agenda of hatred .
Sounds like this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent as a HATE crime and attempted murder.
Aggravated assault? Why not attempted murder with a hate crime attached. Hopefully, someone got this fools license plate, he will be caught and sentenced to making little rocks out of big rocks. Is this the new democrat party and the sign of things to come?
RJ- and pound those little rocks into sand?
I am willing to lay long odds that this guy is a Bernie Bro. This is exactly the kind of action they have been talking about doing and Bernie still has them on his paid staff. Look up KYLE JUREK and you will see what I am referring to. Also look up Project Veritas.
good call there Cliff. Republicans need to wake up and fast. And don’t forget to send items like this to you local newspapers and anyone on your -e-mail/facebook lists. WE HAVE TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THESE LUNATICS.
And has anyone DEMANDED Bernie Denounce them? NO of course not, denouncing the bad behavior or ideas of your followers is something the left only DEMANDS others to do- if they do it- well – then the end justifies the means!
That ,RJ only happens if s dem is ever attacked! And that just don’t happen. Double standard you know.
All of the people in the van should be charged with terrorism. That is what that is plain and simple.
Was it a Bernie Sanders supporter? They are the most violent
Bernie the Socialist? Sign up to be punished.
Hitler had his Brownshirts violent indoctrinated youths- Bernie has he Antifa violent blackshirts under the command of his self-proclaimed anarchist, Marxist, communist Bernie staff!
Funny- I have yet to here Bernie denounce them or say a single word about it!
In fact, he has done more to denounce the right for going after Hunter Biden then for the Violent followers propping him up!
Comrade Bernie’s gotta go!
I agree once caught should be held as a hate crime and prosecuted for attempted murder.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I didn’t hear about this on the national news. Guess if it was someone from the “ right” hitting a democrat voter registration tent, it would be all over the news.
Someone should have been armed and when he wss sitting there recording the damsge…filled his ass full of lead…ROGHT ON THE SPOT.
GOD DAMMED VICIOUS AND STUPID ASS DEMOCRATS.
Two to the chest one to the forehead
Tag u it!!! Learned that one in the Army!!! Sorry I am a Ex -Tank gunner ONLY takes ONE!!! Hooah!!!1979-2003.
No question it was a dummycrat. Probably a burned out Bernie dummycrat. They are the ones saying that if Bernie doesn’t get elected there will be a violent civil war. One even said he’d like to learn how to shoot so he can commit violence against anyone who doesn’t support Bernie. These people are just big talking gutless cowards.
tell them to come to alabama and do that us redneccks have guns and already know how to use them
This guy isn’t going to get far with the pictures taken for the police to follow up on. Lock him up = 1 less Dem voter.
Typical violent Liberal Nutcase, they think that only their opinion counts or there is only one opinion theirs!!
If it isn’t a hate crime, then we must be allowed to attack our enemies with no consequences, right?
You can expect more these attacks by the far left wing radicals agenda of the criminal Democrat Party Mob as the get closer to losing the 2020 election!!!! They can only win by “shear force, violence, chaos and anarchy!! We can stop all of this by “dumping the whole criminal Democrat Party Mob with a vote for the Republican Party line ticket which is on every election ballot in America and banning them from office for the next two years in the 2020 election”!!! Remember they cannot impeach anybody if they do not control either the House or Senate!! They go low, we go high with tour votes!!! American voter common sense strikes again
TOO BAD NO ONE HAD CONCEALED CARRIER!! COULD HAVE SHOT THE BRAINLESS LIBTURD DICKHEAD!!
They should have been armed and when the terrorist got out took him out.
“JPO detectives will be looking into this as a case of aggravated assault,…” Why aggravated assault? This is attempted Murder, the fact he gave a friendly way to get their attention- and probably get them to gather closer, before plowing into them shows he intended to harm people. They are not sure of his motives? The fact he pulled out his cellphone to get photos of the damage to his specifically chosen target and then gave obscene gestures after – shows he did this for political reasons.
But idiots like this are stupid enough to now take those pics and arrogantly post them all over his social media to brag about his evil deeds and get kudos from his fellow TDS suffering haters! Btw dude that old van- rather distinct, should not take long for someone (probably a personal enemy) to turn your ass in 😀
With luck, he will not get a far-left liberal judge who will slap him on the wrist give him probation and a fine then leave it at that. This needs to end in Significant Jail Time- kinda like the guy who tried to sell Obama’s senate seat and is Still in Jail!
For harming nothing more than Obamas ego.
Trump is the greatest president we have had. He is keeping us out of the new world order, one world government, world socialism and life on the global plantation. It amazes me that SOME stupid bufoons can’t see what is really happening. It’s all right out in the open ant they STILL don’t see it!
and that is. . . sheesh! I proofread twice too!
Another democrat trying to rig the election.
Maybe George Soros had something to do with this
THE DEM-RAT PARTY AND THEIR DEM-WIT VOTERS WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THE IMPEACHMENT OF GOP PRESIDENTS AND THIS KIND OF INTIMIDATION THE NEW NORMAL! DON’T FOOL YOURSELF, REPUBLICANS! LIKE PRES. TRUMP SAID, HIS IMPEACHERS WANTED TO GET TO US AFTER THEY FORCIBLY DISARM US AND HE WAS IN THE WAY!
And here we go. The Dem. supporters are doing just what they tried to say the tea party/conservative/republicans would do when Obama ran for his second term. Just as the House Dems are trying to pin their crimes on Trump. Strange how the left does what they accuse the right of. Remember the recent gun rally in Va.? 20 plus thousand and no violence. When did we see a group of left wing liberals any where near that size not become a riot and leave a mess for others to clean up?
Democrats and Republicans alike should condemn this violence it is not the American way to fight among our selves. This is what other countries do that are considered third world. We have to STOP it now before it get’s out control.
So, this is what it’s come down to. The dems can’t beat us at the rallies, they can’t beat us in logic and they certainly can’t beat us at the voting booth so they intend to kill us five at a time? Genius!!