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January 1, GOP Canvasser Assaulted in Florida Neighborhood



Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that one of his campaign canvassers “was brutally attacked” in a politically motivated assault.

Police confirmed that one arrest had been made.

Rubio said the canvasser sustained a broken jaw and internal bleeding from the assault in Hialeah, Florida.

“We know that someone wearing a Rubio shirt and a [Gov. Ron] DeSantis hat was walking in the neighborhood not far from here yesterday when four individuals assaulted him,” Rubio said.

The lawmaker posted photos on Twitter that he said were the man’s injuries. Rubio said the attackers “told him Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood.”

When asked by ABC News to confirm the incident, Hialeah police said their officers had arrested Javier Lopez after responding to a “fight” where they found a 27-year-old victim with “multiple bruises and a laceration” who had been “passing out fliers.”

“Mr. Lopez told the victim he was not allowed to walk on the sidewalk and pass out fliers in his neighborhood,” police said in a statement. “The victim, in order to avoid the confrontation walked across the street where he was again confronted by Mr. Lopez. During the verbal dispute, Mr. Lopez then struck the victim multiple times in the face and head causing the injuries.”

A local Republican Party official confirmed to the outlet that the victim is a former member of the Miami-Dade GOP Executive Committee.

“The attack on a Republican canvasser is catastrophic, uncalled for and unprecedented. … We demand the perpetrators be caught, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Kevin Cooper, campaign director for Miami-Dade Republicans.

Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr. also decried the incident.

“Freedom of speech is the bedrock of our democracy, and cowardly acts such as this should be condemned by all regardless of individual political affiliation,” he wrote in a statement on social media.

“I have spoken to the victim’s family, and have pledged a thorough investigation,” Bovo said.

Source: ABC News



  1. Don

    November 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    I want to see how many go to jail.

    • Gaye

      November 1, 2022 at 7:51 pm

      Probably none. Nor will the Mainstream Media broadcast this story. It doesn’t fit their agenda.

      • Diz

        November 1, 2022 at 8:38 pm

        Now, Now, Gaye, must we be so negative? HA! HA! Just kidding with you a little. I totally agree with you. Why should we expect anything to change? The mold has been cast and sanctioned by the FBI and the CIA and just about every other in the governmental alphabet soup. There is no justice available for conservatives anymore.

    • Diz

      November 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm

      Me too, Don.

    • Ken

      November 1, 2022 at 11:20 pm

      The IDIOTS have the suspects name…now, how difficult can it b 2 arrest him???

  2. Recce1

    November 1, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    As we all know, the socialist Democrats abhor, denounce, and abstain from all political violence, coercion, and threats. It is the racist, fascist Republicans, libertarians, and conservatives who engage in rioting, arson, looting, assaulting, and murdering of their peaceful political opponents. They are an existential threat to DEMOCRACY.

    (Sarcasm folks)

  3. Bluefish123

    November 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    So, the prosecutor needs to send the asshat Lopez to prison for a minimum of 10 years . Take everything the jerk owns and give it to the victim. Same with the other 3 leftist POS thugs. Remove scum like that from society.

  4. GME

    November 1, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    4 people assaulted him…? 1 was arrested…???

    Lets see if anyone else gets arrested, and what any of them get charged with, as well as what the outcome is and if anything is actually done that one might call consequences to these hoodlums…

    …and what the hell is an “investigation” supposed to do…? not a damn thing….

    A crime was committed. Arrest everyone who was involved in the attack, charge them, and make them feel some kind of consequences for their violence against an innocent victim….

  5. RSM4

    November 2, 2022 at 3:04 am

    The attitude of Dems and the MSM is that all Republicans “deserve” to be attacked.

  6. John

    November 2, 2022 at 9:39 am

    If nothing is done, then it may be time to set a trap for the aggressors. Simply put a person out there, dress them in Rep. clothes and let them walk through the neighborhood, they won’t know the person is an ex-military, well trained in hand to hand combat and will beat the crap out of any aggressor. If the local cops can’t/won’t do anything then the only thing left to do is to fix this ourselves and don’t bother with the law. It won’t take but one or two beat downs to fix this. Skip the trial, jail (that never happens), and just get the job done!

  7. Boothby171

    November 2, 2022 at 10:48 am

    The Miami New Times reported that the man who was attacked is Christopher Monzon, a former candidate for Hialeah City Council who has deep ties in local Republican circles. Monzon is a former member of the Florida League of the South chapter, a white nationalist organization. He was canvassing for the Republican Party of Florida, not Rubio’s reelection campaign, a spokesperson for the senator’s campaign said.


    Specifically, this: **Monzon is a former member of the Florida League of the South chapter, a white nationalist organization.**

    As of today (11/2/2022), papers are not reporting on any motive–political, personal, or otherwise–for the attack. For all we know, the alleged attacker (Javier Jesus Lopez) may simply be…a violent asshole.

  8. [email protected]

    November 7, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Typical behavior for his kind and the Dumbassocratic party! From before the Civil War until today, the Democratic Party always has been and will be the party of hatred, violence, sexual perversion, slavery, socialist demagogues, murder, and corruption! Look at that trash now! From the WH on down! Every damn one of them, are violent, willing to ignore the laws of this country, are pedophiles, rapists, corrupt, serial liars, collude with the enemy, support violence against anyone disagreeing with them, and not worth a flying F to this society or this Nation! The only thing they understand to stop them is violence against them to keep them in check! History has proven this. This is not an assumption, nor an opinion!

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