Footage shows security scrambling to restrain the assailant, too late to save the opposition member from a sore head; La Republica reported he suffered nose bleeds and even lost consciousness, and was taken to a local medical facility for treatment.
Ezeta, still in possession of his phone, posted a selfie on his Instagram, telling followers he was fine, and that he didn't "have any weapons or anything."
#Peru: A man knocked out congressman Ricardo Burga (@ricardoburgaap) after Congress voted out the President over alleged corruption. The man has been identified as Carlos Ezeta Gómez; faces up to 6 years in prison.
Ezeta faces up to six months in prison if convicted.
The South American country has been thrown into political upheaval with the removal of the President, who managed to survive a first impeachment attempt over corruption accusations just a two months ago — but not the second.
Accused of accepting bribes for government contracts, 105 out of 130 members of congress voted in favor of his removal — far beyond the 87 needed.
Despite branding the accusations as "baseless" and "false", Vizcarra said he would accept Congress's decision and would not legally contest it... a stark contrast to certain other leaders on the northern side of the continental landmass.
"Today I am leaving the presidential palace," he said in a speech on Monday, per CNN. "Today I am going home."