GOP N.Y. governoral candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked at a campaign event

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Suffolk County Congressman Lee Zeldin listens as he prepares to participate in New York’s Republican gubernatorial debate at the studios of CBS2 TV, Monday June 13, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). More>

By Victor Morton

The Washington Times

Updated: 9: 44 p.m. on
Thursday, July 21, 2022

An assassination plot was launched Thursday night against the Republican candidate for New York Governor.

According to a report on WROC-TV, Rochester’s CBS affiliate, Rep. Lee Zeldin was assaulted by a knife-wielding attacker while making a speech in Perinton, New York.

Witnesses told WROC that Mr. Zeldin was not hurt and returned to continue his speech — on criminal justice — shortly after the attack.

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