Beating up people with questions:
Raising Kaine explains that:
On Friday, two [Democratic challenger Judy] Feder staffers approached Congressman Wolf in a public location to ask him some questions. Two different individuals who were accompanying Congressman Wolf (staffers? relatives? friends?) assaulted the Feder staffers, as you can see quite clearly in the video. The first Feder staffer was hit with a cane and then punched. The second staffer (as you will see on the video) was pinned to a wall and forcibly held there. All of this took place in the presence of Congressman Wolf, who stood by and did nothing to intervene.
Feder and Wolf have a long-running dispute over whether Wolf in fact supports McCain’s plan to eliminate employer-based health insurance and replace it with a $5000 tax credit. Wolf seems to favor it, but won’t suggest how it will be paid for.
The tension seems to have gotten to Wolf and his aides. This joins incidents like the slashing of 30 cars’ tires at an Obama rally among the rising tide of violence directed against Democrats. Last week, a McCain supporter claimed to have been attacked because of her McCain bumper sticker, but has since confessed that it was a hoax.