BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – David G. Jakubonis, 43 allegedly attacked Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., with a sharp object at a campaign stop in Perinton, New York, was charged with a felony and released from custody within hours of his arrest, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said.
Zeldin, who is the Republican candidate for governor in New York, predicted the alleged attacker would be released.
“His words as he tried to stab me a few hours ago were ‘you’re done’, but several attendees, including @EspositoforNY, quickly jumped into action & tackled the guy,” he tweeted. “Law enforcement was on the scene within minutes. The attacker will likely be instantly released under NY’s laws.”
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on Zeldin’s tweet. “You are not some sort of prophet that can predict the future,” she began. “You know as well as any democrats in this state, it is a liberal policy to get violent criminals back on the streets as soon as possible. We do that to ensure that they don’t get even angrier, sitting around in a jail cell being deprived of their freedom.”