(Tea Party PAC) – Ever since Donald Trump became president, we’ve seen the rise of a new mental illness called Trump Derangement Syndrome. This actually started out as a joke, but as time has progressed, it’s actually sort of turned into a real thing, right before our very eyes.
There are some people who suffer from this form of mental illness who just seem to hate the president with such an intense passion they’ll blame him for anything and everything, including things that have absolutely nothing to do with him.
However, it seems the hatred that makes up TDS has stepped over into the realm of actual, physical violence. A suspect was arrested in Florida after he drove a van into a pro-Trump voter registration tent.
Here are the details via BizPacReview:
If you can’t beat ’em, kill ’em. That seems to be the modus operandi of the violent Left, after a van plowed into a pro-Trump voter registration tent in Jacksonville, Florida. Hours later, Gregory Timm — the suspect in what some are calling a politically-motivated “attempted mass murder” — was arrested.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested Gregory William Loel Timm, 27, after he was identified as the person who drove the van through a GOP voter registration tent.
Timm was charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license, the Sheriff’s Department tweeted at 2 a.m. Eastern time.
The shocking attack occurred Feb. 8 at 3:50 p.m. ET in a Walmart parking lot, where six volunteers from the Duval County Republican Party were registering voters in a tent.
There were several signs that read “Trump-Pence” and “Join the Landslide: Trump 2020″ near the tent. That’s when Timm screeched up in his van, plowed through the tent, and knocked it over.
Fortunately, no one was killed or hurt. But the incident sent shock waves among the volunteers, who never imagined that they could be killed for registering Trump voters. “It happened so quickly. I just barely got out of the way,” volunteer Nina Williams told News4Jax.
Mark Alfieri, another volunteer, said the van came to within six inches of the group.
“Out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor,” Alfieri told Action News. “I thought he was coming up to talk to us. Instead, he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent and our tables.”
Alfieri said afterward, Gregory Timm got out of his van and gleefully recorded the damage on his cell phone. He then gave the volunteers the finger before fleeing the scene.
“After he ran over everything, he backed up, took out a cell phone [and] recorded the damage,” Alfieri recounted. “[He] made some obscene gestures at us and then proceeded to leave the complex.”
Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with! https://t.co/1Pq0hOrzy2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
Dean Black, the chairman of the Duval GOP, condemned the attack in a statement:
“We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers. 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.”
The Republican Party of Duval County said they will redouble their efforts to register voters following the senseless attack.
Florida senator Marco Rubio said he’s “thanking God that no one was injured in today’s politically motivated attack against Duval GOP volunteers today.”
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 8, 2020
Congressman Steve Scalise — who was almost murdered in 2017 by a crazed leftist who wanted to assassinate Republicans — said enough is enough. Scalise urged the Left to condemn all acts of violence by its side.
He tweeted: “Donald Trump supporters shouldn’t have to fear for their lives while registering people to vote. There’s no place for violence in politics. We settle differences at the ballot box.”
“This can’t be the new normal. Democrats need to join me in condemning this behavior.”
Scalise is absolutely right. This should not at all be allowed to become the new normal. You don’t see reports coming out like this about conservatives participating in this sort of ugly behavior. The violence has come from leftists who have joined up with groups like Antifa and lone wolves like this man here who wanted to make a political statement using murder.
It takes a truly sick and twisted individual to use politics as justification for killing someone. Just because a person believes in something that is different from your own view of the world doesn’t mean they deserve to die. It’s sad something like that even needs to be said, but apparently it does.
What makes the country such a rich, stimulating environment is the wealth of ideas that float around here. People discussing those ideas brings innovation instead of stagnation. It’s a beautiful thing. When attacks like this happen, the talking stops and the stagnation begins. Let’s not let that happen.
Featured image credit (booking photo): Jacksonville Sheriff’s office