Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says that multiple assailants attacked and seriously injured a canvasser backing the senator Sunday night.

“Last night, one of our canvassers wearing my T-shirt and a DeSantis hat was brutally attacked by 4 animals who told him Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood in #Hialeah #Florida,” Rubio posted Monday on Twitter. “He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery.”


Hileah police arrested one suspect Monday, according to the Miami Herald. 

Rubio posted photos of his canvasser, wearing a T-shirt from his campaign, on a gurney that loaded him into an ambulance.

“Sadly, we get the news and we’re still waiting for details. It’s always important to have details,” Rubio said during a Monday rally, the Miami Herald reported.

“We’re not like these other people that always jump to conclusions,” Rubio said, “but we know this: Someone wearing a Rubio T-shirt and a DeSantis hat was walking in a neighborhood not far from here yesterday when four individuals assaulted him, broke his nose, broke his jaw.”

President Joe Biden, Democrats, and the media have escalated attacks against Republicans since the Aug. 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago, the Florida estate owned by former President Donald Trump.

Biden labeled Trump’s supporters “a threat to democracy” during a Sept. 1 speech in Philadelphia, while Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, urged America to “kill and confront” a movement he described as “extremist” during a Sept. 13 appearance on MSNBC.

An 83-year-old woman campaigning against Proposal 3 in Michigan was shot in the back Sept. 20 while passing out campaign literature. In North Dakota, a man accused of running down 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson on Sept. 18 reportedly claimed the teen was a “Republican extremist.”

The Hialeah Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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