Staff Members Attacked With Bat at Congressman’s Virginia Office


Category:  News & Politics

Via:  hallux  •  3 weeks ago  •  14 comments

By:   Remy Tumin - NYT

Staff Members Attacked With Bat at Congressman’s Virginia Office
Two people were hospitalized after the attack at the Fairfax office of Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Democrat, and someone was in custody, the police said.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

A person armed with a baseball bat attacked two congressional staff members at a district office in Northern Virginia on Monday after asking to speak with Rep. Gerry Connolly, the congressman said in a statement.

Mr. Connolly, a Democrat, said the individual committed “an act of violence” at his Fairfax, Va., office against two members of his staff, who were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Fairfax City Police   said on Twitter   that an individual was in custody. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.

“I have the best team in Congress. My District Office staff make themselves available to constituents and members of the public every day,”   Mr. Connolly said in a statement . “The thought that someone would take advantage of my staff’s accessibility to commit an act of violence is unconscionable and devastating.”

Mr. Connolly represents a swath of the Northern Virginia suburbs west of Washington, D.C. He was first elected to Congress in 2008.

The attack comes amid a rise in threats  and  violent political speech  against members of Congress in recent years. In October, an intruder bludgeoned  Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s husband , Paul, inside their San Francisco home after he shouted “Where is Nancy?”


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Senior Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    3 weeks ago

... and America sinks deeper into the mud.

PhD Expert
2  Veronica    3 weeks ago

The craziness continues and escalates.

Professor Principal
3  Kavika     3 weeks ago

This is simply crazy beyond description. 

Hopefully, the two injured will recover quickly and without long-lasting effects.

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

What has gotten into people these days?

Professor Principal
4.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    3 weeks ago

FOX, tucker, trump, rwnj radio, etc, etc...

Greg Jones
Professor Guide
4.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  devangelical @4.1    3 weeks ago

More likely to be antifa lefties. 

Professor Principal
4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

Like on 1/6?  jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

Senior Participates
4.1.3  GregTx  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.2    3 weeks ago

Like during the 2020 summer of


Professor Principal
4.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  GregTx @4.1.3    3 weeks ago

Projection, Deflection & Denial


Senior Participates
4.1.5  GregTx  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.4    3 weeks ago

No doubt.

Professor Participates
4.1.6  bugsy  replied to  GregTx @4.1.3    3 weeks ago

Apparently when something like this happens, we are to automatically label it as "outside agitators"

Doesn't matter who it was, they were outside agitators.

Professor Principal
5  Nerm_L    3 weeks ago

Why is this surprising?  Politicians, institutions, and the media have inverted the bell curve.


One extreme is attacked by the opposite extreme.  And those in the middle are attacked by both extremes.

Freshman Guide
6  George    3 weeks ago

Good thing it wasn’t a democrat Bernie supporter, he would have used a gun like they did on Scalise.

Greg Jones
Professor Guide
7  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

Seems the perp is some old disgruntled Asian guy


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