A woman who ran against Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz alleged threw a drink at him on Saturday as he was exiting a town hall meeting.
Video shows Gaetz leaving the Brew Ha Ha in Pensacola, Florida when a drink is thrown from the crowd and hits him. He immediately points out the assailant to police, who were escorting him from the premises.
Matt Gaetz got milkshaked in Pensacola pic.twitter.com/yqz3bPgjw5
— jordan (@JordanUhl) June 1, 2019
Twitter user Jordan Uhl said he got “milkshaked,” a growing trend among leftists who are attacking conservative figures with beverages.
The Pensacola News Journal reports on the incident:
A Pensacola woman who ran for Rep. Matt Gaetz’s seat was arrested Saturday and charged with battery after she threw a drink at the congressman during his “Won’t Back Down” town hall.
Gaetz was leaving Brew Ha Ha restaurant when Amanda Kondrat’yev allegedly threw a drink at him.
Kondrat’yev, 35, was one of several candidates running against Gaetz for Jeff Miller’s seat in 2016 before she withdrew from the race.
Kondrat’yev was arrested and charged with battery, and released on a $1,000 bond, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.
“Clearly it takes more than a drink to slow down our great team. We are always thankful to the brave law enforcement officials who keep everyone safe at our events,” Gaetz tweeted after the incident.