The man who attacked Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin has been hit with a federal assault charge.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York announced on Saturday that police arrested David Jakubonis, the 43-year-old man who attacked Zeldin with a sharp weapon at a campaign stop on Thursday, on federal assault charges. The arrest comes after Jakubonis had been released from jail without posting bail due to the state of New York’s bail reform laws. He had already been charged with “attempted assault in the second degree on the state level,” as reported by Fox News.
Prior to Jakubonis’ release, Zeldin predicted that New York’s bail reform laws would allow him to temporarily walk free, prompting conservatives to call