A man with ties to pro-abortion billionaire George Soros and Planned Parenthood was charged with battery Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a female Republican staffer in Nevada.
Wilfred Michael Stark III, 50, of Falls Church, Virginia, allegedly pushed and grabbed Kristin Davison, who is the campaign manager for state Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a pro-life Republican who is running for governor, the Nevada Sun reports.
Davison said Stark pushed himself into a campaign event Tuesday in Las Vegas and then grabbed her arm hard and refused to let go.
“Mike Stark aggressively interrupted our conversation, both by loudly yelling and physically shoving a camera and his body at the attorney general and me,” Davison told the police. “I asked him to back away and he did not.”
She said he appeared to be preparing to attack Laxalt and at one point two male staffers tried to restrain him. Davison said Stark then went after her as she was standing in the doorway.
“He grabbed my right arm, my leg was lodged between the door and the wall. He twisted my arm, and contorted it behind my back,” she said, Fox News reports. “I was scared. Every time I tried pulling away, he would grab tighter, and pull me closer into him.
“I was scared and screaming ‘stop—you’re hurting me,’” Davison continued.
She said Stark also pushed her head into his chest and held it there, bruising her neck. Davison said he left bruises and red marks on her arm as well, and the attack left her “terrified and traumatized.”
Police said Stark was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor battery.
It also is connected to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, American Bridge gave Planned Parenthood’s PAC $350,000 in 2016 and continues to advocate for the abortion giant and its taxpayer funding.
The Sun reports Stark told police he was attacked “because he was a Democrat in a room full of Republicans.”
He has a history of arrests. According to the local news:
The [American Bridge] organization spoke on behalf of Stark in March, following his arrest in Washington, D.C., on a simple assault charge for allegedly using his body to push a top aide to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outside a congressional hearing. American Bridge said Stark “adamantly” denied the allegations.
Stark also was arrested a year ago in suburban Virginia and charged with creating a disturbance while videotaping a parade appearance by GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie for ShareBlue Media, an American Bridge affiliate. He was convicted of disorderly conduct, according to a report in the Fairfax County Times.
The attack comes just a few days after two Minnesota Republican candidates said they also were assaulted by left-wing protesters.
And on Monday, a pro-life advocate in Naples, Florida was taken to the hospital after a man allegedly punched him in the face repeatedly outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility.
LifeNews has reported about dozens of threats, vandalism and other violence against pro-lifers in the past year. These range from threats against prominent pro-life politicians like U.S. Reps. Chris Smith, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Steve Scalise to a Missouri sidewalk counselor who had a gun pointed at him.
Two young, female pro-life advocates also were allegedly assaulted in Toronto, Canada within the past month. And on Sunday, a pro-abortion mob threw firebombs at a Catholic church and vandalized stores in Argentina.
In September, a popular conservative blogger was under police protection after she received rape and death threats because of a pro-life tweet. In June, a Florida man who volunteers at Planned Parenthood was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill pro-life U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s children. Then in August, someone threatened to rape and kill the family of a pro-life advocate with Operation Rescue.
Students for Life of America also reported a spate of vandalism this fall, including posters being torn down at Woodson High School in Virginia, signs and flags being stolen at University of Nebraska-Omaha, and posters being torn down at Robert Morris University and Kutztown University.