Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) predicted exactly what would happen to his would-be attacker after the latter’s arrest
Thursday evening, at a campaign trail stop in New York State, a man tried to attack Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) with a sharp object. The man was arrested, charged with a felony, and released within hours.
Zeldin is the Republican candidate for Governor in New York, and he had predicted that under the state’s lax laws for dangerous individuals, his attacker would be released.
Of the attacker, Zeldin Tweeted the following.
“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. “Law enforcement was on the scene within minutes. The attacker will likely be instantly released under NY’s laws.”
Ironically, Zeldin’s speech right as the attack happened was on bail reform.
The would-be-attacker, 43-year-old David G. Jakubonis, took a blade out of his pocket and lunged at Zeldin. Rep. Zeldin managed to block the first attack, and Jakubonis was tackled and held to the ground before he could harm anyone.
Regarding the dangerous attack on the Representative’s life, he issued the following 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 is in custody. Grateful for the attendees who stepped up quickly to assist and the law enforcement officers who quickly responded. I’m as resolute as ever to do my part to make NY safe again.”
New York’s laws allow for even the most dangerous of individuals to get out on bail and back to the streets quickly. When they finally are incarcerated, it is often for a short period of time. These are the Democrat laws and policies which have led to rising crime across New York.