Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz was assaulted over the weekend according to a video the congressman posted on Twitter. In the video, Gaets reveals the woman who attacked him was arrested and the assault occurred at a private event he was attending with his wife. Watch the video below:
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
According to the National Pulse:
The assailant is believed to be Selena Jo Chambers, 41 years old, who has since locked all her social media accounts.
She wrote about the subject in a series about using “psychoanalysis, Sadeianism, occultism, mythology” and other practices for “Women’s Surrealist Survival.”
Gaetz went on describe the incident in further detail in a written portion of his press release, “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. 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.”
“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,” he added.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.