A Florida man intentionally plowed his van into a tent full of Trump supporters registering people to vote Saturday. The six volunteers in the tent narrowly avoided being struck by the vehicle.
The Duval County GOP released a statement:
Today in Jacksonville, Florida six Trump Campaign volunteers were intentionally targeted while registering voters.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. a multi-colored brown and gold van driven by what is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, accelerated into a crowd of volunteers at the Kernan Village shopping center located at 11900 Atlantic Boulevard.
Thankfully, Republican volunteers narrowly avoided being struck by the accelerating van. The driver sped away after making an obscene gesture toward the crowd.
"We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers," said Duval GOP Chairman Dean Black. "The Republican Party of Duval County will not be intimidated by these cowards and we will not be silenced. I call on every Republican in our great city to stand up, get involved, and show these radicals that we will not be intimidated from exercising our Constitutional rights."
The Republican Party of Duval County plans to redouble its efforts to register voters and will continue its fight with renewed intensity to re-elect President Donald Trump.
President Trump reacted to the shocking event on Twitter, saying, "Be careful tough guys who you play with!"
The Mayor of Jacksonville, Lenny Curry, expressed outrage over the attack, saying:
"This is outrageous. The hate is toxic and dangerous. Thankfully no one was injured but certainly they are shaken after being targeted because they were registering voters."
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office later announced that the attacker, Gregory Timm, 27, has been arrested:
Timm faces multiple charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years of age or older, one count of criminal mischief, and driving with a suspended license.