On Saturday, Matt Gaetz, a Republican lawmaker from Florida, was attacked by a liberal protester who threw a milkshake at him as he left a town hall event in his home state.
While details remain scarce, the incident was captured on video, in which a pink milkshake can be seen sailing near Gaetz, who pointed out the protester who launched the projectile.
According to Pensacola authorities, 25-year-old Amanda Kondrat’yev was “quickly detained.”
Matt Gaetz got milkshaked in Pensacola pic.twitter.com/yqz3bPgjw5
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The congressman’s office issued a response, “All people are invited to participate in our #OpenGaetz town hall events, regardless of viewpoint.”
“If anyone assaults anyone else, they can expect to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to ensure the security of all law-abiding participants,” the statement said.