Former California Senator Barbara Boxer, 80, Assaulted and Robbed in Oakland

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.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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