An openly gay Republican campaign worker who claims he was brutally beaten Wednesday morning for his politics and sexual orientation is meeting with the FBI Thursday, a source tells Wisconsin Reporter.
Kyle Wood, a full-time volunteer working for Wisconsin 2nd Congressional District GOP candidate Chad Lee, was hospitalized for injuries suffered during what he said was an assault at his Madison home, according to a story in The Daily Caller.
“I was getting ready for work and there was a knock at the door,” Wood emailed The Daily Caller late Wednesday. “I opened it, and a guy wrapped a ligature around my neck, slammed my head into the doorway, and smashed my face into a mirror, telling me ‘You should have kept your [f*******] mouth shut.’”
“He then kidney-punched me, while at the same time saying I was ‘warned,’ and continued to beat me,” he added.
Madison police are investigating.
It appears Kyle fabricated his entire story. He has recanted, and the alleged crime has been deemed “unfounded” by police.
This makes two alleged acts of political thuggery to hit the news in the span of one week.
Last Friday, the son of Wisconsin State Senator Neal Kedzie was severely beaten outside of his house in Whitewater. Story here. Sean Kedzie had caught the two men removing a Romney sign outside of his house at around two o’clock in the morning. After telling them to put the signs back, one of the thugs attacked Kedzie and then put him in a choke hold and continued to beat his head. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
WNOW reports that according to their sources, a U of W athlete was questioned in Whitewater beating case.
Sources with knowledge of an investigation into the beating of the son of a state senator tell 27 News a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student has been questioned about the attack.
Sources say the 22-year-old senior was questioned about the circumstances of the October 19 violence against Sean Kedzie, the son of Sen. Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn).
Sources say the student was interrogated, but not taken into custody. The sources spoke to 27 News on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information on the investigation.
Whitewater Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher has acknowledged to 27 News an investigation into the attack continues, but declines further comment.
WNOW is not reporting the student’s name at this time because he hasn’t been arrested, and no charges have yet been filed, but note that “online court records show the questioned student-athlete was cited and fined for disorderly conduct and underage drinking in 2008, and for possession of drug paraphernalia in 2009.”