Authorities have arrested a Florida woman in connection with a recent assault on Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R).
Authorities were called to the scene and arrested 41-year-old Selena Chambers of Tallahassee after it was “found she intentionally threw a glass of wine at Representative Gaetz after shouting obscenities at him,” according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
The assault took place as Gaetz and his wife were in attendance for the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, according to Fox News.
The pro-MAGA congressman addressed the incident on his podcast, adding that he plans to press charges.
“We were enjoying catching up with new friends and old,” Gaetz said as he described the events leading up to the assault. “As I was chatting with one gentleman, a lady threw a drink on the both of us, and she was promptly arrested.”
“I want to thank the great folks at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office who ensured this did not escalate and that everyone is kept safe,” he added.
Describing the incident as “very strange,” Gaetz said: “Whenever there’s a conservative who acts out of line, it’s like the biggest story in the world. But when you get a radicalized leftist breaking the peace in my community, who traveled here by the way from Tallahassee, Florida, I doubt it’ll get the same pickup, but we will make sure that there are appropriate consequences through the legal system because that’s what the safety of our community demands.”
Chambers was “charged with battery on an elected official and issued a $1,000 bond” before being released the following day according to law enforcement officials.
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