Democrat Throws Drink on Republican Lawmaker, Gets Arrested

A Pensacola woman who ran for Rep. Matt Gaetz’s seat was arrested Saturday and charged with battery after she threw a drink at the congressman during his “Won’t Back Down” town hall. Amanda Kondrat’yev was a 2016 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Florida.

Rep. Matt Gaetz was leaving Brew Ha Ha restaurant in Pensacola when Amanda Kondrat’yev allegedly threw a drink at him. See video below:

Matt Gaetz later addressed the incident in a tweet, saying that “Clearly it takes more than a drink to slow down our great team. We are always thankful to the brave law enforcement officials who keep everyone safe at our events.”