Over the weekend, former President Trump’s attorney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was attacked in a Staten Island supermarket while campaigning for his son’s gubernatorial campaign. A grocery store worker reportedly slapped the 78-year-old on the back, nearly causing him to fall into a small group of voters he was talking with at the time.
The worker has since been arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“All of a sudden, I feel this, ‘Bam!’ on my back,” Giuliani told The Post. “I don’t know if they helped me not fall down, but I just about fell down, but I didn’t.”
“I feel this tremendous pain in my back, and I’m thinking, what the — I didn’t even know what it was,” he continued. “All of a sudden, I hear this guy say, ‘You’re a f**king scumbag,’ then he moves away so nobody can grab him.”
Giuliani said the man also was yelling the Republican is “going to kill women” in an apparent reference to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The recent ruling moves the abortion issues back to the states, so far up to 12 states have indicated they will likely push to ban abortion.
In a recent interview with the New York Times Giuliani remarked that political violence seems to have hit an all-time high which is part of what prompted him to call the police on the worker.
“I say to myself, ‘You know something? I gotta get this guy arrested,’” he told the outlet. “I talk about ‘broken windows’ theory all the time. You can’t let the little things go.”
“I’m like, ‘I’m gonna get this guy arrested as an example that you can’t do this. And I said, also, in New York, we don’t prosecute people anymore And one of the reasons I brought crime down is I didn’t ignore stuff like this.”
The former mayor’s son says Giuliani is “tough as nails” and is doing fine now.
“He’s doing fine,” Andrew said to The New York Post. “But it’s a sad day when New Yorkers’ greatest crime fighter, ‘America’s Mayor,’ is attacked. I blame the left-wing for encouraging violence. This is crazy.”