A New York man nearly ran over a campaign volunteer at a Long Island congressman's re-election headquarters Friday after threatening to kill supporters of the lawmaker and President Trump.
Martin Astrof had driven to the Nesconset, N.Y., campaign office of U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and become "irate with a campaign worker" and threatened to kill him and Trump supporters, police said.
Rep Zeldin recently spoke with Todd Starnes about how Democrats need to show true leadership and not let their supporters go too far when opposing President Trump.
"To be a leader, regardless of what party you're in, is to tell your followers what lines not to cross. Your followers are listening to you and they are getting instructions, so on the flip side, Maxine Waters is telling her followers to identify their opposition, wherever they may be eating or watching a movie, wherever you see them, to harass them to confront them. That is something that not only may get taken literally, but as were seeing since the comments were made, are being taken literally," Rep. Zeldin said.
Listen to the whole interview here: