July 25, 2022

As previously reported, Rep. Lee Zeldin, the GOP nominee for New York Governor, was correct when he predicted that the man who came up on stage and tried to stab him to death would be released without bail within hours under New York law. But PJ Media’s Matt Margolis makes an excellent point:

Zeldin isn’t just a typical New York citizen with no right not to be assaulted. He’s also a sitting member of Congress, which means that under US Code 351, an assault on him is a federal crime. After the New York “authorities” did nothing, the Department of Justice should have immediately stepped in and arrested his attacker on federal charges. So where are Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden “Justice” Department?

Just as with the attempted assassination of Justice Kavanaugh, the illegal protests at SCOTUS’ Justices’ homes and other threats, assaults and intimidation tactics, this Administration turns a blind eye to violence aimed at Republicans or conservatives. If for no other reason, all Americans of good faith need to turn out in November to throw these people out and end this partisan, two-tiered “justice” system. A nation based on the rule of law cannot survive if the people don’t believe that the system is acting fairly and justly.

I keep imagining what it would be like if Democrats had been in power when Republican Abe Lincoln was assassinated. John Wilkes Booth would have been released on his own recognizance.

Oh, and we’d still have slavery.