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Woman Arrested After GOP Rep. 'Milkshaked'

Matt Gaetz was hit by thrown cup
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2019 4:24 AM CDT
In a Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, walks past the House Oversight hearing with Michael Cohen.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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(Newser) – "Milkshaking" politicians as a form of protest may have crossed the Atlantic. Police say a 25-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after throwing a drink at Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz as he left a town hall event in Florida, the Daily Dot reports. Activist Jordan Uhl tweeted video of the incident, saying "Matt Gaetz got milkshaked in Pensacola." Video shows a cup hitting Gaetz on the right arm, though it's not clear if any of the liquid landed on him, the New York Daily News reports. The suspect, Amanda Kondrat’yev, is a Democrat who unsuccessfully ran for Gaetz's seat in 2016. She was charged with battery and released on $1,000 bond, reports the Pensacola News Journal. "Clearly it takes more than a drink to slow down our great team," tweeted Gaetz. (Nigel Farage complained about his security team after he was milkshaked in Britain last month.)

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