(SNews) – GOP Rep was assaulted by a deranged Biden donor during a festival in Florida. The Tallahassee woman, Selena Chambers, was arrested by police and has been charged with battery. Matt said:
“We were enjoying catching up with new friends and old, and folks recognized me. And so we were taking pictures and having polite conversations. And 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 that this did not escalate and that everyone is kept safe. I want folks to know why we press charges in circumstances like this. It’s quite all right for folks to let their voice heard with an opinion or a comment.
“Folks can shout and scream all they want. This is America. And people ought to be able to say what they believe, what they desire, even offer criticisms or critiques of people in public life.
“But if we start allowing stuff to be thrown or hurled, if we allow people to be harmed, there is a severe risk of escalation and accident.
“And we don’t want to see anyone in harm’s way, whether it’s family members, supporters, or even our detractors.
“Of course, she is a left wing author.
“Her stuff is not exactly my type, it seems after the 2016 election, based on some of her writing, she became very obsessed with Donald Trump.
“She’s also a donor to the Joe Biden presidential campaign.
“As she talked about her emotional turmoil following the 2016 election and just going through some of the stuff she’s written. It is really bizarre. She writes about feminist surrealism.
“I will never allow the safety of Northwest Floridians to be compromised. I will be pressing charges against this individual in order to uphold the civility our community deserves. Thank you to the Walton County Sheriff’s office for taking swift action.”
Walton Co. Sheriff said:
“The @WCSOFL is confirming reports that our agency responded to an incident at an event in Miramar Beach Saturday involving Representative Matt Gaetz.
“A 41-year-old Tallahassee woman, Selena Chambers, was arrested after it was found she intentionally threw a glass of wine at Representative Gaetz after shouting obscenities at him.
“She was charged with battery on an elected official and issued a $1,000 bond. She was released the following day.”
BREAKING: Tallahassee Woman Arrested and Charged with Assaulting Congressman Matt Gaetz on Saturday Evening, Gaetz Issues Statement in Response
“I will never allow the safety of Northwest Floridians to be compromised. I will be pressing charges against this individual in order… pic.twitter.com/lXccJypznU
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) May 2, 2023