According to a statement released by Republican State Senator Neal Kedzie, his son Sean was attacked early in the morning on October 19 while trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign. Here’s some of Sen. Kedzie’s statement:
Early on Friday morning, October 19th, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately.
The individual returned the sign, however, a second person confronted and attacked Sean without warning.
Sean was wrestled to the ground by both persons, held down by a constricting chokehold, and struck repeatedly about the face and head.
It goes without saying that physical violence has no place in politics – whether here in Wisconsin or across the nation. These kinds of criminal behaviors have become far too common on both sides of the political spectrum – an unfortunate side effect of the extreme polarization of not only our state, but the nation as a whole.