Assaulting a journalist should be considered a federal crime and potentially a hate crime. I saw one comment that said it hadn’t come to that yet? Evidently he doesn’t remember the Montana Rep Gianforte loosing his temper and assaulting a Guardian reporter. Putin was successful in silencing the press through physical intimidation (including murdering them). You have to be exceptionally smart to be a good journalist. Journalists put themselves in very dangerous situations and for very little money. They at least deserve our respect and protection.