Barbara Boxer, the former United States Senator from California, was assaulted and robbed in the crime-ridden city of Oakland on Monday, as reported by ABC News.
A statement was issued by a representative for the former senator via her verified Twitter account. The statement said that “the assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone, and jumped in a waiting car,” suggesting that the attack was a coordinated effort involving multiple culprits. “She is thankful that she was not seriously injured,” the statement added. The attack took place in Oakland’s Jack London Square neighborhood.
The incident, which took place at approximately 1:15 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) is currently under investigation by the Oakland Police Department, which is actively seeking any surveillance footage that may be able to help them identify and arrest the suspects.
A spokesman for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D-Calif.) said that the mayor “spoke with the Senator’s family to extend her well wishes for a speedy recovery and was relieved to learn she was not seriously injured.”
The city of Oakland, one of the most radical far-left cities in the state of California, has been plagued with violent crime for years. The city is a self-declared “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens, which has led to a spike in violence against law-abiding citizens, and was also an epicenter for the race riots last summer, which saw widespread looting and vandalism throughout the city. Despite this, Schaaf openly voiced her support for abolishing police departments to appease far-left rioters, even though her own home was vandalized by such protesters.
Boxer first served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from California’s 6th district, from 1983 to 1993, before she was elected to the United States Senate. After serving for 24 years, she chose to not seek a fifth term in office and retired in 2017. She was succeeded by California Attorney General, and future Vice President, Kamala Harris.