An attack on six volunteers, supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, with a van that rammed the stand where they were staying, is evidence of the increased violence against them.
The Republicans that were attacked in Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida, were within 6 inches of being run over Feb. 8 as they registered voters for the November election, according to Florida Politics.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office charged Gregory William Loel Timm with aggravated assault against a person 65 years of age or older, criminal conduct, and driving with a suspended license.
President Trump warned his detractors to be careful with their actions while pointing out that the media did not report on the incident.
“Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with,” President Trump told the tweet written by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel about the attack in Duval County.
Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with! https://t.co/1Pq0hOrzy2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
“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,” McDaniel said on her tweet.
“This will do nothing more than embolden us. The Democrats know they are losing Florida,” wrote user @ScottPresler.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) reported receiving death threats after she voted to acquit Trump, in the impeachment proceedings.
A journalist was also attacked by members of the radical antifa group in Portland, Oregon, recently, according to One American News.
This behavior has been going on for the past three years. By 2018, Breitbart had listed at least 639 cases of violence and harassment against Trump supporters.
It is noteworthy that despite the attacks, Republican voters continue to campaign for President Trump.
Trump became politically stronger after the failed attempts by House Democrats to remove him from office.
This was confirmed by the Rasmussen poll, published on Monday, Feb. 10, where 55% of all voters think that the trial against President Trump has made him stronger.
This data shows a broadly favorable outlook for President Trump’s re-election in November.