Gay Wisconsin GOPer savagely beaten: "Should have kept your f****t mouth shut," attacker says
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|Kyle Wood suffered a concussion, bruises, and facial abrasions.|
6:30 p.m. -- Kyle Wood has admitted he made the following story up. Click here for an update.
Last week, a strange alleged hate crime went down in Madison: A full-time volunteer for a GOP congressional candidate says he was attacked at home by a man who was apparently upset an openly gay man would work on behalf of a Republican.
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The victim, 29-year-old Kyle Wood -- staffer for 2nd Congressional District candidate Chad Lee -- says his attacker told him, "You should have kept your faggot mouth shut."
Wood says he was getting ready for work early last Wednesday when a man knocked on the door. When he opened it, the assailant suddenly wrapped a ligature around his neck, slammed his head into a nearby mirror, and then dropped the "should have kept your mouth shut" line.
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"He then kidney-punched me, while at the same time saying I was 'warned,' and continued to beat me," he added.Here's the police report:
Wood said his attacker's reference to a warning likely pointed to graffiti he found painted on his car [the week before]. The vandalism included the phrases "house trained republican faggot," "traitor," and "ur like a jew 4 hitler."
Those slurs, he explained, were references to him being a gay Republican working to help Lee, a straight GOP candidate, defeat the openly gay Democrat Mark Pocan.
The Daily Caller, a conservative news site co-founded by former Fox News commenter Tucker Carlson, quotes the leader of a gay conservative group as saying the assault reflects the "hate and vitriol directed towards a gay conservative from gay liberals," despite the fact there's no strong evidence a gay liberal was actually in any way responsible for the attack, which is still being investigated by police.
Lee's injuries were characterized by police as "minor." Assault aside, he told the Daily Caller he "will not be bullied into voting for a gay man simply because I am gay."