Democrat Hassan claims General Bolduc’s attacker was a libertarian activist

Republican Gen. Don Bolduc (D-NH) was physically assaulted by a libertarian activist ahead of Wednesday’s debate, according to opponent Sen. Maggie Hassan’s (D-NH) campaign staff.

Hassan’s campaign communications director Kevin Donohoe tweeted that the assailant who physically attacked the general outside of last night’s debate was a libertarian activist.

Kate Constantini, Bolduc’s Senate spokeswoman, told Breitbart News that law enforcement was quickly on the scene and apprehended the individual.

“Before the debate, an individual in the crowd gathered outside attempted to hit the general and was quickly apprehended and arrested,” Constantini explained. “We appreciate the quick response from law enforcement at the scene,” she said of the Goffstown Police Department.

“As the general said on stage tonight, it’s time to lower the temperature of political discourse in this country,” she added.

DERRY, NH – OCTOBER 15: Republican Senate candidate Don Bolduc shakes hands with attendees during a campaign event on October 15, 2022 in Derry, New Hampshire. Bolduc and the army general who won the GOP primary will face Sen. Maggie Hassan (D) in November. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

The attack happened without mention of the debate moderators or WMUR ABC, even though the attack happened before the debate. The network asked the candidates about the rise in violence against politicians, mentioning January 6 and the attack on Paul Pelosi, but failed to mention the incident that occurred minutes before against the Republican candidate.

The debate took place an hour before President Joe Biden condemned Republicans for political violence in a speech at Union Station in Washington, DC

“We must with a united and overwhelming voice speak as a country and say that there is no place for voter intimidation or political violence in America,” he said. “No place period, never place.”


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