Congressman Matt Gaetz revealed on Tuesday that he was attacked by a radical Democrat this past weekend. Gaetz also revealed that the woman who attacked him is a Biden donor. In addition, Walton County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the individual who attacked Gaetz had been arrested and charged. However, the woman has not been federally charged with a crime yet. Assaulting a member of Congress is a federal crime.
Matt Gaetz’s office released a statement on the attack reading, “On Saturday evening, April 29th, a 41-year-old woman named Selena J. Chambers assaulted U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) while he was attending a private event with his wife in Sandestin, Florida.”
Gaetz’s statement described Ms. Chambers as an active member of the Democrat party, ” The woman 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. Chambers, a registered Democrat and self-described member of the “Resistance,” is a resident of Tallahassee, Florida.”
In a video with over 1 million views, Matt Gaetz revealed that FEC records show that Selena Chambers is a Joe Biden donor.
BREAKING: Tallahassee Woman Arrested and Charged with Assaulting Congressman Matt Gaetz on Saturday Evening, Gaetz Issues Statement in Response
“I will never allow the safety of Northwest Floridians to be compromised. I will be pressing charges against this individual in order… pic.twitter.com/lXccJypznU
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) May 2, 2023
On Tuesday, the Walton County Sherif’s office confirmed that they had arrested an individual for assaulting Matt Gaetz, tweeting, “The@WCSOFLis confirming reports that our agency responded to an incident at an event in Miramar Beach Saturday involving Representative Matt Gaetz. A 41-year-old Tallahassee woman, Selena Chambers, was arrested after it was found she intentionally threw a glass of wine at Representative Gaetz after shouting obscenities at him. She was charged with battery on an elected official and issued a $1,000 bond. She was released the following day.”
The @WCSOFL is confirming reports that our agency responded to an incident at an event in Miramar Beach Saturday involving Representative Matt Gaetz.
A 41-year-old Tallahassee woman, Selena Chambers, was arrested after it was found she intentionally threw a glass of wine at… pic.twitter.com/ZD9kalzjVM
— Walton Co. Sheriff (@WCSOFL) May 2, 2023
It is a federal crime for individuals to assault members of Congress. The Biden DOJ has a strong history of arresting and charging individuals for impeding congressional business. However, the Biden DOJ has not pressed charges against Ms. Chambers or committed on the incident. Leading many people to point out the hypocrisy of America’s current justice system.
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