MADISON (WKOW) -- State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) said on Tuesday that he's recovering well from last week when he says he was attacked outside the Capitol filming a group that was damaging property around the capitol square.
He released the following statement:
“I would like to thank everyone who has sent flowers, cards, calls, emails, or left social media comments with their well-wishes. Your kind words of support are sincerely appreciated and mean a lot to me."
"After completing my successful surgery this morning at St. Francis Hospital, I am confident that I will make a full recovery."
"Most importantly, I have been staying up to date on all constituent matters and issues affecting the 3rd Senate District. I can’t wait to get back to the office to work on finding solutions to the critical issues that we are facing at this historic time in our state and country."
"Have a happy 4th of July weekend, and don’t be shooting off fireworks. Please, be safe.”
In a video posted to his Twitter page, Carpenter, a Senator from the Milwaukee area, said he was punched and kicked in the head, neck and ribs.
Carpenter said he may have a concussion and was hit in his left eye.
"Innocent people are going to get killed," he said.
The video shows at least two people coming up to Carpenter trying to stop him from recording.
Carpenter later collapsed in front of a 27 News crew, who stayed with him until an ambulance arrived.