As Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) was attempting to enjoy a festival with his wife in Florida, someone attacked them and began shouting obscenities.

Gaetz announced that he will be pressing charges against the individual, 41-year-old Selena Chambers, who was arrested and charged with battery on an elected official and given a $1,000 bond.

Chambers claims that she accidentally bumped in to Gaetz and spilled the cup of wine, though witnesses as well as Gaetz and his wife dispute that account.

Gaetz pointed out that the attack was likely motivated as Chambers was a ‘left-wing author’ who has repeatedly attacked former President Donald Trump.

The attack on Gaetz follows a spate of attacks on Republican elected officials over the past few years, including a neighbor of Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) who violently assaulted him, leading to mockery by many prominent Democrats.

Gaetz pointed out the double standard, saying that its the ‘biggest story in the world’ when a conservative acts out of line, but that his assault would likely get little to no media attention as indicated by previous instances of violence against conservatives.

Gaetz said that it was necessary to press charges against Chambers to protect civility and show that the ‘safety of Northwest Floridians will never be compromised’.

FOX News Reports

A Florida woman was arrested over the weekend after she assaulted Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., during an event at Miramar Beach.

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.

Law enforcement officials said Chambers was “charged with battery on an elected official and issued a $1,000 bond” before being released the following day.

The assault took place as Gaetz and his wife were in attendance for the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival.

Responding to the assault during his podcast, Gaetz, who has represented Florida’s 1st Congressional District since 2017, said he will be pressing charges against the woman and will “never allow the safety of Northwest Floridians to be compromised.”

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