State senator recovering from surgery after alleged assault during downtown demonstrations

State Senator Tim Carpenter said he's recovering from surgery after he said protesters assaulted him in Madison the night of June 23.
Tim Carpenter

MADISON, Wis. — State Senator Tim Carpenter announced he had a successful surgery Tuesday, more than a week after he said he was assaulted by protesters in Madison.

“After completing my successful surgery this morning at St. Francis Hospital, I am confident that I will make a full recovery,” the Democratic senator from Milwaukee wrote. Carpenter said he appreciates the flowers, cards, calls, emails and social media comments with well-wishes.

Carpenter said he was trying to take a picture of a group of protesters on June 23 when he was attacked. He said he fell to the ground and was beaten by the gruop.

Carpenter said he’s been staying up to date on constituent matters within his district, and he can’t wait to get back to the office, but did not mention when that return would be.

The Madison Police Department is working to identify his  attackers.