Cherry-picking facts

U.S. Rep. Lee M. Zeldin, R-Long Island, was attacked by a man July 21 during a speech he made in the town of Perinton as he campaigned in this year’s governor’s race. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/Tribune News Service

An attack on a member of the New York congressional delegation last month showed how partisan activists are misrepresenting the issue of bail reform for their own divisive purposes.

A man walked onstage July 21 as U.S. Rep. Lee M. Zeldin, R-Long Island, delivered a speech in the town of Perinton as part of his campaign for governor. The individual told Zeldin, “You’re done,” and tried to strike him while clutching a hardened plastic keychain with two pointed edges. Bystanders quickly subdued the man and detained him until law enforcement agents arrived, and Zeldin sustained no injuries.

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Common sense

Zeldin will save NYS!!!

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