Susan Rice’s Republican son was assaulted during a pro-Brett Kavanaugh rally at Stanford University on Tuesday and is pressing charges against the student who allegedly “hit him” and “forcefully pushed him back.”
“She got in my face and proceeded to hit me in the chest area and push me back forcefully,” John David Rice-Cameron, president of the Stanford College Republicans, told the Stanford Daily. “Nobody should be assaulted on campus, under any circumstances.”
Melinda Hernandez, a sophomore at the University, was arrested on battery charges.
SCR wrote about the incident on its Facebook page.
“Today, SCR experienced the violent and totalitarian behavior of the unhinged Stanford left. During a 'Change My Mind' tabling event regarding the presumption of innocence and the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, SCR's President was assaulted by Melinda Hernandez. A sophomore at Stanford, Hernandez approached our President, hit him in chest and forcefully pushed him back. (Hernandez is shown in the striped top below).
“Our President is pressing full charges against Hernandez. Violence is completely unacceptable, and we will not allow anyone to get away with it.
“Throughout the day, our signs were vandalized and destroyed, and we will be posting more video and photos shortly. Stay tuned.”
A similar account was given to the Stanford Daily by an eyewitness.
Hernandez acknowledged to the paper that she touched him because he was recording her in a public place but denied that it was forceful and did not comment further.
“This is clearly an exertion of power and privilege by [SCR],” Hernandez later wrote on Facebook. “Those who know my character, from a distance or up close, know my fight in social justice lies in peace.”