Far-left rioters at the Wisconsin State Capitol indiscriminately attacked those they perceived to be against them, whether that “threat” was real or imagined.
Who was in their sights last night? A statue of Colonel Christian Heg — a Civil War hero who fought and died for the Union — and State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee). Carpenter had the “audacity” to take their picture.
I took this pic- it got me assaulted & beat up. Punched/kicked in the head, neck, ribs. Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. 8-10 people attacked me. Innocent people are going to get killed. Capitol locked- stuck in office.Stop violence nowPlz! pic.twitter.com/Zw2hdfYG66
— Tim Carpenter (@TimCarpenterMKE) June 24, 2020
The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra has more on what sparked this latest conflagration and the senator’s reaction:
The riots reportedly began after an African-American man was arrested earlier in the day after he entered a restaurant shouting at people while on a megaphone and carrying a baseball bat.
Carpenter told The Washington Post that he might have suffered a concussion and a fractured nose from the attack along with bruises all over his body.
“I don’t know what happened … all I did was stop and take a picture … and the next thing I’m getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head,” Carpenter told The Post. “This has got to stop before someone gets killed. Sad thing I’m on their side for peaceful demonstrations — am a Gay Progressive Dem Senator served 36 years in the legislature.”
A reporter from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographed Carpenter struggling to leave the scene following the altercation before he collapsed.
He’s currently kneeling on the ground next to his car pic.twitter.com/jo1ZNwE3FN
— Lawrence Andrea (@lawrencegandrea) June 24, 2020