Wisc. Gay GOP Worker Hospitalized in Politically Motivated Attack

Update: Kyle Wood, who originally told the Daily Caller he was brutally beaten at his home in a politically motivated attack, because he is a gay republican, has recanted his story. A city of Madison police report now shows the statements wood made about the alleged attack were unfounded. It is a crime to file a false police report and according to local police, Wood may face charges for his false claims.

Violent left-wing thuggery in Wisconsin is becoming a trend in the weeks leading up to November's presidential election. After the son of State Senator Neal Kedzie, Sean, was brutally beaten late last week, another individual with ties to a GOP politician has suffered a severe beating with explicitly political motivations.

Kyle Wood, an openly gay Republican working to elect Republican Chad Lee to Congress, was attacked in an apparent hate crime while getting ready for work in his home.

“I was getting ready for work and there was a knock at the door,” Wood emailed The Daily Caller late Wednesday. “I opened it, and a guy wrapped a ligature around my neck, slammed my head into the doorway, and smashed my face into a mirror, telling me ‘You should have kept your [f*******] mouth shut.’”

“He then kidney-punched me, while at the same time saying I was ‘warned,’ and continued to beat me,” he added.

Wood told The Daily Caller that vandalism preceding the assault, along with his attacker’s statements during the incident, suggested his sexual orientation and his politics each played a role.

Wood told The Daily Caller that vandalism preceding the assault, along with his attacker’s statements during the incident, suggested his sexual orientation and his politics each played a role.

Wood said his attacker’s reference to a warning likely pointed to graffiti he found painted on his car last week. The vandalism included the phrases “house trained republican faggot,” “traitor,” and “ur like a jew 4 hitler.”

Wood explained he believed the attack and slurs are sparked from his openly gay status and supporting a straight Republican against a gay Democrat, Mark Pocan. Lee and Pocan are battling over Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s seat, currently being vacated in her run for Senate against former Governor Tommy Thomson.

Wood suffered lacerations to his neck, a concussion, and eyes swollen shut from the beating, and was unable to move the right side of his body immediately following the attack.

Both the Pocan and Baldwin campaigns have yet to comment on the attack, along with the Human Rights Campaign, a far-left gay rights organization.

Wood vowed he “will not be bullied, intimidated or threatened into abandoning” his moral values.


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