Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) was recently assaulted with a milkshake by a radical Democrat. He’s set to press charges.
A staffer for 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg hopes Gaetz is assaulted again, but this time with a different substance.
From American Mirror:
Gaetz was doused with a cold beverage in Pensacola, Florida in June, allegedly by a woman who ran against him in 2016 – Amanda Leigh Kondrat’yev. Kondrat’yey was arrested and charged with battery, WEARreports.
The stunt follows similar attacks by liberal activists in Great Britain, where a trend of tossing milkshakes has escalated in recent weeks. Now, American activists are copying the concept, though Buttigieg staffer Samantha Lillian Elaine Pollara suggest Sunday that they take it to a whole new, disgusting level.
Hey @PeteButtigieg — this is a reply from a member of your campaign inciting (rather gross) violence against me after someone previously threw a drink on me.
Is this what your campaign stands for? pic.twitter.com/7u1wMaQDtj
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) 30 июня 2019 г.
I had a circumstance just a few weeks ago where someone threw a drink at me leaving a town hall meeting. I am going to press charges. It’s really important to send a message that we as conservatives have a right to our views — just like anybody else. We’re not backing down. pic.twitter.com/gCk05s9dWK
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) 27 июня 2019 г.
Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race to replace then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Gaetz, a staunch supporter of President Trump, is now considering taking action.
He may cross state lines to run for Senate against Jones.
How is that possible? A person only needs to be a resident of Alabama for a single day to run for office, apparently.
Here’s the scoop…
From The Hill:
The rumor had been bouncing around the Capitol for weeks but took a more serious turn in recent days when Gaetz began privately discussing the idea with fellow lawmakers.
“He’s talking about running for Senate in Alabama. They have a one-day residency requirement there,” said a GOP lawmaker who knows Gaetz well. “POTUS [President of the United States] would probably endorse him.”
Sources close to Gaetz, 36, said that “people in Trump’s orbit” are personally encouraging the sophomore congressman to run for the Senate seat now held by freshman Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.). Those Trump allies are pointing to Alabama’s liberal requirement that people can run for the Senate so long as they are 30 years old and have been a resident for a minimum of one day.
For 22 months, Democrats said there was “actual evidence” of collusion. Their principle Russia narrative was not truthful or credible.
We were right, they were wrong, and the American people know it. pic.twitter.com/hGcbpfCUPN
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) 3 апреля 2019 г.
Gaetz’s Florida district borders eastern Alabama. His hometown, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is a mere hour-and-a-half drive from Mobile, Ala., the third-largest city in the state. That proximity and the demographic similarities between Gaetz’s current constituency and Republican voters in Alabama would make it easier for him to compete in a statewide Alabama race, said one of his Florida congressional colleagues.
“The Florida Panhandle is just like Mississippi and Alabama — it’s Trump country, and he’s probably got one of the best districts for Trump. Sometimes that’s all it takes,” explained the fellow GOP Florida congressman. “He can probably win.”
“I had a few people make mention to me that Alabama has a very short residency requirement but it’s not something I’ve looked at myself,” Gaetz told The Hill in an interview this week. “I think that my most likely path would be to seek reelection in the House.”