Amanda Kondrat’yev, the political rival of Rep. Gaetz who was caught on video throwing a drink at him, has pleaded guilty and faces up to a year of jail time.
Per PensacolaNewsJournal, Kondrat’yev, 35, dabbed away tears as she entered her plea in front of a federal judge. She faces up to a year in prison, a $100,000 fine or five years of probation.
The woman who threw the shake was charged w/ misdemeanor battery.
Gaetz later said: “It takes more than a drink to slow down our great team.” pic.twitter.com/v5kFBWMzyx
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Kondrat’yev had started a fundraiser for her defense and called Gaetz “a ‘Big F*cking Baby.”
A former political opponent of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty Thursday to throwing a drink at him after a town hall meeting in June.
Authorities say Amanda Kondrat’yev, 35, threw a red liquid at Gaetz, a Florida Republican, as he left a Pensacola restaurant where he was holding an “Open Gaetz” event, the Pensacola News Journal reported.
“Clearly it takes more than a drink to slow down our great team,” Gaetz tweeted after the incident. “We are always thankful to the brave law enforcement officials who keep everyone safe at our events.”
Kondrat’yev pleaded not guilty at a hearing in June but her attorney said she now wants to “take responsibility.”
Kondrat’yev ran against Gaetz in 2016.
She faces at $100,000 fine and up to a year in jail, the Journal reported.