Florida Man Arrested For Driving Into GOP Tent Said It Was 'Because Someone Had to Take A Stand'
The man who drove his van through a tent of Trump supporters who were registering people to vote in Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested Saturday night.
27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm was taken into custody by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years of age or older, one count of criminal mischief, and driving with a suspended drivers license. Timm’s bond was set at $507,512.
In the unredacted report, Timm told authorities he drove his car into the tent of people “because someone had to take a stand.”
Where is the outraged media? Why are they so silent on this? This would be the number one story in the world right now if it was a Trump supporter doing it to a group of liberals.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 11, 2020
It’s a disgrace that they don’t even pretend to pay attention to growing leftist violence. https://t.co/Eca6pfip1v
#JSO has arrested the suspect who drove through the voter registration tent in the area of 11900 Atlantic Boulevard.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 9, 2020
Gregory Timm has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief, and Driving While Driver’s License Suspended. pic.twitter.com/zGKbR2VTg0
After running through the tent and over chairs and tables, Timm got out of his van, took a video recording, made obscene gestures, and then got back into his van and drove away. Six volunteers barely avoided being hit by Timm’s van at the Kernan Village shopping center. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Mayor of Jacksonville Lenny Curry posted his statement on Twitter, “I just spoke to the local GOP chair. 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.”
Dean Black, Duvals’s GOP Chairman, posted a statement to Facebook, “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.”
President Donald Trump sent out a warning, “Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with!”
Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with! https://t.co/1Pq0hOrzy2— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
Senator Rick Scott commented, “This appears to be a politically-motivated attack on hard-working volunteers in Duval County. Thankful that no one was hurt. @DuvalGOP will not be silenced or intimidated. They will redouble their efforts to support strong Republicans in NE Florida and around the state!”
This appears to be a politically-motivated attack on hard-working volunteers in Duval County. Thankful that no one was hurt. @DuvalGOP will not be silenced or intimidated. They will redouble their efforts to support strong Republicans in NE Florida and around the state! https://t.co/F4Qi7hk7CR— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) February 8, 2020