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.
— Kevin Donohoe (@kdonohoenh) November 3, 2022
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.
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