Sunday night, a Rubio election canvasser was given a brutal welcome to a Hialeah, FL, neighborhood.
A group of four men told him that Republicans were not welcome in the area.
They then proceeded to brutally beat the man to the point that he is going to need surgery.
Rubio was obviously livid when he found out the staffer had been attacked.
He posted, "Last night one of our canvassers wearing my T-shirt and a [Florida Gov. Ron] Desantis [sic] hat was brutally attacked by 4 animals who told him Republicans weren't allowed in their neighborhood in #Hialeah #Florida.
"He suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw & will need facial reconstructive surgery."
Police have one suspect in custody from the attack.
Reports stated that Javier Lopez tried to block the canvasser, who then tried to walk across the street.
Lopez allegedly blocked him again, telling him that Republicans were not welcome, stating, "You can't pass by here, this is my neighborhood."
The canvasser told Lopez it was public property, at which point he was knocked to the ground and mercilessly beaten.
Police stated that they are investigating whether this was a hate crime or politically motivated, but it seems pretty clear.
Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo stated, "He was wearing a Rubio T-shirt, he had a DeSantis hat on, he was canvassing, and he was beaten and beaten severely."
Rubio's opponent, Val Demings, who is also a former chief of police, condemned the attacks.
Her campaign stated, "Chief Demings strongly condemns all acts of violence and the attackers should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
"Campaign volunteers deserve to feel safe in every neighborhood, and we're praying for a speedy recovery for the canvasser who was attacked last night."
Source: Fox News