Video Emerges of Giuliani Incident at Grocery Store

Employee at Staten Island shop is accused of slapping the former mayor in the back
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2022 12:54 AM CDT
Updated Jul 2, 2022 6:30 AM CDT

(Newser) Update: This file has been updated to add video of the incident. While campaigning for his son at a Staten Island grocery store Sunday, Rudy Giuliani was slapped in the back by an employee of the store, the NYPD tells the Hill. (You can see video of the incident here.) "All of a sudden, I feel this, ‘Bam!’ on my back,” Giuliani tells the New York Post. “I just about fell down, but I didn’t. I feel this tremendous pain in my back, and I’m thinking, what the—I didn’t even know what it was." He says the ShopRite worker was upset about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, telling him, "You, you’re one of the people that’s gonna kill women. You’re gonna kill women. ... You guys think you’re saving babies, but you’re gonna kill women." The 78-year-old declined medical attention, NBC New York reports.

A witness says the suspect was working a shift at the ShopRite when the incident took place. Giuliani was handing out flyers and taking pictures with people at the time, ABC 7 reports. "The Supreme Court made a decision,” Giuliani tells the Post. “You don’t go around attacking people because of it. I mean, go get it changed." Adds Giuliani's son, Andrew, who is running for governor of New York: "It’s a sad day when New Yorkers’ greatest crime fighter, ‘America’s Mayor,’ is attacked. I blame the left-wing for encouraging violence. This is crazy." Daniel Gill, 39, faces a charge of second-degree assault involving a person over age 65, according to the Post. (Read more Rudy Giuliani stories.)

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