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Man Who Rammed Vehicle Into GOP Tent Tells Cops Why He Did It
A supporters stands signs as US President Donald J Trump departs after speaking at a MAGA rally at the Williamsport Regional Airport, in Montoursville, PA on May 20, 2019.
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The man accused of ramming a vehicle into a tent full of Republican volunteers in Florida over the weekend has reportedly told law enforcement officials that he did so because “someone had to take a stand.”

The alleged 27-year-old assailant, whom The Daily Wire is not identifying, “was arrested hours after police said his van plowed through the tent, narrowly missing volunteers who were set up the parking lot of a Walmart Superstore at the corner of Atlantic and Kernan boulevards about 3:50 p.m. on Saturday,” News 4 Jax reported. “He’s accused of two counts of aggravated assault on a person over 65 years old, criminal mischief and driving without a license.”

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that the suspect hated President Donald Trump and decided to carry out the attack because “someone had to take a stand.”

The police report stated:

He stated that he went to the Walmart at 11900 Atlantic Blvd. to get some for and noticed the tent set up in the parking lot. He advised that after he got his food and a pack of cigarettes he went near the tent and parked. He willingly showed a video to us on his phone that was him talking prior to driving into the tent. He was a few aisles over in the parking lot. The suspect then showed another video to us of him driving towards the tent. He stated that [redacted] although the video showed people standing in front of the tent, so he could go run everything over. The suspect was upset that the video ended before ‘the good part’ as he described it. The suspect advised that he does not like President Trump and that is part of [reason]. He advised the other reason was because ‘it’s like someone shitting on your grave’ as the other reason.

Donald Trump Jr. called attention to the police report on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, writing, “Where is the outraged media? Why are they so silent on this? This would be the number one story in the world right now if it was a Trump supporter doing it to a group of liberals. It’s a disgrace that they don’t even pretend to pay attention to growing leftist violence.”

In a series of tweets, the Duval County GOP documented the incident, writing, “Today in Jacksonville, Florida six Trump Campaign volunteers were intentionally targeted while registering voters.”

“At approximately 2:45 p.m. a multi-colored brown and gold van driven by what is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, accelerated into a crowd of volunteers at the Kernan Village shopping center located at 11900 Atlantic Boulevard,” Duval County GOP continued. “Thankfully, Republican volunteers narrowly avoided being struck by the accelerating van. The driver sped away after making an obscene gesture toward the crowd.”

“We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers,” said Duval GOP Chairman Dean Black. “The Republican Party of Duval County will not be intimidated by these cowards and we will not be silenced.”

Black added, “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.”

Duval County GOP concluded, “The Republican Party of Duval County plans to redouble its efforts to register voters and will continue it’s fight with renewed intensity to re-elect President Donald Trump.”

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