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Trump volunteer attacked in Alabama

On Monday, the Alabama Republican Party reported that Tara Johnson, a dedicated Republican volunteer, was targeted assault outside the Limestone County GOP Trump Headquarters over the weekend.

The Alabama Republican Party released a statement condemning this senseless violence in the strongest terms. The ALGOP claims that this attack was politically motivated. The attack has reportedly left her fellow members of the Limestone County GOP shaken. The Alabama GOP said that it stands firmly with Ms. Johnson during this difficult time, and we ask for prayers for her swift recovery.

The incident happened on Saturday in the late afternoon, as Ms. Johnson was leaving the headquarters at 1117 U.S. Highway 72 East in Athens.

Ms. Johnson is serving as the lead volunteer, despite facing physical mobility challenges due to health issues. The assault took place in her vehicle. The attacker grabbed Johnson by the hair and repeatedly punched her in the face and slammed her head against the door of her truck.

John Wahl is the Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party and a native of Limestone County.

"The attack on Tara Johnson is a disgraceful act of violence that has no place in our society," said Wahl. "Having served alongside Tara on the Limestone County Executive Committee for many years, this is very personal to me. Tara is not just a volunteer; she is a kind and generous person who is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. We are heartbroken and outraged by this senseless act of violence against her."

"The Athens Police Department is currently investigating the assault, and we urge anyone with information to come forward and assist in bringing the perpetrators to justice," Wahl continued. "Violence has no place in our political discourse, and those responsible should be held accountable for their actions."

"In times of political adversity, it is important that we come together and reaffirm our commitment to civility, respect, and peaceful political engagement," Wahl added. "I call on the Democratic Party and mainstream media to cease their inflammatory rhetoric, which incites individuals against Donald Trump and his supporters. The relentless demonization and vilification of political opponents only serves to sow division and discord within our society. We can and should do better."

Former State Representative Perry O Hooper (R) said that he was disgusted by the attack

"I was horrified to hear that this woman was so viciously attacked," Hooper told the Alabama Gazette. "There is no place for violence in politics. Everyone has a right to participate in the political process and this leftist radical used violence in an attempt to silence Ms. Johnson. I am praying that she recovers."

Hooper, the 2016 Trump Victory Chair in Alabama, said that he will be contacting the Trump campaign and family to make them aware of this situation.

"I hope that the authorities catch Ms. Johnson's attacker and punishes him to the fullest extent of the law," Hooper added.

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