A Florida woman is being celebrated for allegedly throwing a drink at Matt Gaetz and then giving him the finger at a wine festival over the weekend.
Selena Jo Chambers was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and one felony count of battery on an elected official after she allegedly threw the beverage at the anti-LGBTQ+ congressman at the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival on Saturday.
According to a Walton County Sheriff’s Office report, Gaetz told police he was just minding his own business when the 41-year-old walked past and hurled her drink at him, leaving him “soaked.” She then “walked away” while “yelling and flipping him off.”
Chambers had a slightly different version of the story, however. She told police that “she was walking and tripped and spilled her drink” Meanwhile, her attorney claims Gaetz was the “aggressor and agitator” in a “verbal altercation” and that he “look forward to taking his deposition” in the matter.
On his “Firebrand” podcast Tuesday, Gaetz addressed the incident, saying he and a friend were “taking pictures and having polite conversations” when “a lady threw a drink on the both of us.”
“If we start allowing stuff to be thrown or hurled, if we allow people to be harmed, there is a severe risk of escalation and accident,” he continued, adding that “it’s something that we want to contain and extinguish and not see going forward.”
Matt Gaetz, who rallied and supported the MAGA militia that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, expressing concern about “stuff” being “thrown or hurled” leading to “escalation and accident” is almost too ironic to handle.
The gay-hating lawmaker said he plans to press charges against Chambers “in order to uphold the civility our community deserves.” Chambers has pled not guilty and has been released on bond, according to the court docket.
This isn’t the first time someone’s thrown a drink at Gaetz. In 2019, a woman was sentenced to 15 days in prison for tossing a beverage on him as he left a campaign event in Pensacola.
Now, some tweets…
America THANKS Selena Chamber for doing what we all want to do. Thank you Selena~!!!— Kali4niadazed (@Kali4niadazed1) May 2, 2023
Pressing charges over a glass of wine? What a man!— Bing Bong (@BillP90241) May 2, 2023
It was mostly peaceful though— Mitchell Brown (@lifeofdeeds) May 2, 2023
She must have tripped. Who would waste good wine by throwing it at Gaetz?— Martha Leah (@MarthaLeah2) May 2, 2023
Can we all agree that Selena Chamber is a hero and Matt Gaetz is a disgusting pedo loser?— X (@realXanderXjork) May 2, 2023
Where do we send donate for her legal fund?— jules (@julebobo) May 2, 2023
Can’t say I approve, but I do understand.— Jonathan Duresky (@DureskyJonathan) May 3, 2023
Where can I send some money to help with her bail?— King Beall (@KingBeall1) May 3, 2023
We need a 2 week pause on all suburban wine ladies to get things back under control.— J D (@Jdkoa) May 2, 2023
Sarah Huckabee Sanders quit her job right after she got kicked out of a restaurant. After Mitch McConnell was “annoyed” at a restaurant in his hometown republicans started screaming about being bullied, and Bret Kavanaugh has not voted with Alito to outlaw abortion drugs etc… after he was driven out of a restaurant while having dinner after the decision overturning Roe.
So before any of the various screenames of the right wing troll come in here to scream that this woman was “intolerant”, no, tolerating Gaetz’s hate and bigotry would be supporting intolerance. What she did was show him that it isn’t business as usual when you promote hate.
Matt Gaetz was minding his own business? That’ll be the day.
expressing concern about “stuff” being “thrown or hurled” leading to “escalation and accident”
Do these people not hear themselves?
How unfortunate that the adult beverage was not hot mulled wine with cayenne pepper.
If she had shot him with an AR15 Republicans would have no problem with it.
Yes. The Republicans/NRA/Chirstians would turn that method of attack into The 8th Sacrament.
make her the speaker of the house. now! she did waht kevin macarthy doesnt have the balls to do.
I miss the good old fashion cream pies in the face. Anything that would cover up his face for a period of time would do.
Ah, yes! The memory of Anita with the filling oozing down!
I wrote a term paper on her in HS. Aced it! Our National Treasure. She’s still with us but never shows her face. I wonder why.
”What these people really want, hidden behind obscure legal phrases, is the legal right to propose to our children that theirs is an acceptable alternate way of life. … I will lead such a crusade to stop it as this country has not seen before.”
After alienating all the gays there’s no one to do her hair and makeup.
It’s not like she could ask her granddaughter for a rinse and a perm…..
”In 2021, Bryant’s granddaughter, Sarah Green, came out publicly on an episode of Slate’s One Year podcast series by announcing her pending marriage to a woman, although she was having difficulty deciding whether she should invite her grandmother to the ceremony. WIKI
Good ol’ ‘Nita Bryant. That clip NEVER gets old. It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.
How and Why is this a felony charge? Even if it was intentional, how is it felony level crime? Meanwhile, likely 100’s of angry patrons at local bars will fling a drink in someone’s face this weekend alone. Will they all be charged felony charges?
Please tell me which bars you hang out in so I can avoid them. You’re the conservative. You tell us.
Because Matt is a tender soul.
Gaetz needs to VERY thankful the liquid wasn’t acid or something similar.. IN related news , Gaetz & AOC recently co-sponsored a bill in the US Congress !!! Politics REALLY make strange bedfellows ….