Screenshot from Twitter @ViralNewsNYC
At an event for New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Saturday, a woman protesting Hochul was attacked and choked by a man in the crowd.
— Viral News NY (@ViralNewsNYC) November 5, 2022
New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, a Democrat, took his hot-take to Twitter, bizarrely calling for Republican candidate Lee Zeldin to disavow the political violence perpetrated by a Democrat.
“Our democracy is under greater threat than ever from political violence@leezeldin must disavow these supporters of his campaign.”
— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) November 5, 2022
Screenshot below in case tweet is deleted.
As of yet, Hoylman has not directed his concern about political violence to those who were actually violent, Democrat supporters of Kathy Hochul.
Footage captured by the independent Viral News NY showed the middle of the altercation, in which a man in shorts and a plaid short-sleeve shirt choked a woman wearing a black sweatshirt.
Councilwoman Crystal Hudson, a Democrat who represents Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, was also seen tussling with the woman, who at one point shoved the lawmaker. Hudson did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment
“I was here holding my sign, and … peaceful protest, against you know, Gov. Hochul, and a woman — a very large heavyset woman, I’m assuming, you know, might have been a man — came and took my sign”
“As I was trying to retrieve my sign, there was another man that came and choked me, and there were two other people that were coming and preventing me from trying to get my sign.
“Never wanted to get physical with anyone, I was just there peacefully just holding my sign, and you know, they didn’t want to hear what I had to say.”
The woman was treated by medical personnel following the attack.
The woman received medical care after being choked at the Gov. Kathy Hochul rally: pic.twitter.com/CaDZPdY34r
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 5, 2022