President Joe Biden issued a lackluster statement Friday condemning the attack on Rep. Lee Zeldin Thursday evening during a campaign event but ignored the weak bail laws in the state that allowed the attacker to go free.
“I condemn the attack on Congressman Zeldin in the strongest terms,” Biden said in a statement released from the White House.
Zeldin, who is running for governor in New York, was attacked by a man who jumped on stage as the congressman was speaking and pulled out a weapon.
“You’re done,” the man shouted as he tried to stab Zeldin.
Zeldin grabbed the attacker by the wrist until others ran to assist him in blocking him.
Clear view of the attack ag. Rep. Lee