Two women (one of whom is a public school social worker) were arrested earlier this week by law enforcement in the Madison, Wisconsin area for assaulting a state senator from the Democrat party while he was attending a BlackLivesMatter rally.
The two women are Samantha Hamer, 26, a social worker for the Mount Horeb school district, and Kerida O’Reilly, 33, Channel 3000 reported.
The assault took place on June 24, but both women turned themselves in on Monday. Hamer is on administrative leave, according to a school superintendent.
During the assault, the mob rushed the state senator, Democrat Sen. Tim Carpenter, after he was allegedly trying to take photos as they toppled two statues. He said he fell to the ground and was repeatedly punched and kicked in the head, and later required surgery.
A journalist from local channel WKOW tweeted that Carpenter had told him he was assaulted, then collapsed minutes later as he walked towards the state Capitol building.
“We called paramedics. An ambulance is here now,” he tweeted.