While the FBI spends its time tracking down mythical white supremacists and right wing radicals, a peaceful, nonviolent leftist decided to spend his Saturday in Jacksonville trying to mow Republicans down with his van. In what the media assures us is the first documented example – ever – of a person on the left doing any harm to humans, animals, or even plants, a suspect in Duval County, Florida rammed into a tent of GOP volunteers who were out trying to register people to vote in the upcoming election.
“Jacksonville police say a driver intentionally crashed a van through a tent where Duval County GOP volunteers were registering voters Saturday afternoon,” reports The Florida Times-Union. “Several Duval County GOP volunteers were working at the registration tent when a white man in his early 20s driving an older – possibly 1980s – brown van pulled up toward the tent.”
In an interview with the press, Lt. Larry Gayle of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that police were investigating the crime as an “interruption of the political process.”
“We are investigating this as an aggravated assault,” he said. “Several people were in the area and could have been seriously hurt. JSO is taking the situation very seriously.”
Seems to us that they should be investigating it as an attempted homicide, if not a terrorist attack. If sending fake pipe bombs through the mail can put you in prison for the rest of your life, we don’t see any reason why this maniac should ever see the light of day again.
“These unprovoked, senseless attacks on @realDonaldTrump’s supporters need to end. I want to echo the @DuvalGOP in saying: We will not be silenced by cowards, and these disgusting acts will only make us work harder to win November,” wrote GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Twitter.
The president himself weighed in as well: “Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with!”
According to witnesses, the man jumped out of the vehicle and flipped the near-victims the bird before running off.
“We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers,” Duval GOP Chairman Dean Black said. “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.”
Well, when you radicalize people into believing that anyone who wears a red cap or votes Republican is a literal Nazi, what do you think is going to happen?
Update: 27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm has been arrested and charged on two counts of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and driving without a license.