A Tallahassee woman was arrested and charged with assaulting US Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) on the evening of April 29.
Rep. Gaetz and his wife were attending a private event in Sandestin, Florida when he was assaulted by 41 year-old Selena J. Chambers.
Chambers, a Tallahassee resident was arrested by Walton County officers and charged with one count of battery on an elected official and one count of battery, to touch or strike. She is a registered Democrat and self-described member of the “Resistance.”
Rep. Gaetz released the following statement and reacted to the arrest of Ms. Chambers during his podcast “Firebrand.”
“I will never allow the safety of Northwest Floridians to be comprised. 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.”Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida)
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Press the charges and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. We are a democratic republic which cherishes peaceful protest and equal justice under the law, not a banana republic. Woops! Let me rephrase that. We were a democratic republic which cherished peaceful protest and equal justice under the law. We are currently undergoing a transformation to a to a banana republic but prosecute anyway if possible.
Jack Livingston says
Assault IS asssault!!!! Proseciute the offending perpetraters, Go Matt Gaetz !!!
Harold Hall says
Funny, I don't hear many democrats sounding off on this assault. I'll bet if it was a democrat the whole of congress & senate would be raising holy hell.
Pedro Martinez says
The democrats won't sound off. They are the cult of double standards. if it wasn't
for double standards they would have no standards.
Jeffrey Lawrence Olson says
I don't know. If she's a liberal Democrat, wouldn't she get a pass on most if not all law violations??
That does seem to be the standard.
They were at a wine-tasting! People get drunk but that's no excuse for what she did.
He should prosecute, but he is probably thankful it was just a glass of wine. I don't think he could take a punch from the looks of her! Since it was a nuisance issue, she'll get hit with the cleaning bill and some anger management.
Now, she cursed at him and then threw a glass of wine at him. The first was assault because he feared harm (words hurt), the second was battery because she physically did something to his nice suit. What a man! But how's that two battery charges!?
As for her, she's a coward. She claimed it was an accident. If you are part of the RESISTANCE then don't deny the crime and face the time!