Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was hit with a milkshake following a town hall event in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday. A video of the event appeared on Twitter, although it's unclear whether or not the drink actually hit the Congressman.
Matt Gaetz got milkshaked in Pensacola pic.twitter.com/yqz3bPgjw5— jordan (@JordanUhl) June 1, 2019
According to The Hill, 35-year-old Amanda Kondrat'yev was detained and no further incidents took place. It's interesting to note that Kondrat'yev ran for Gaetz's seat back in 2016.
"All people are invited to participate in our #OpenGaetz town hall events regardless of viewpoint. If anyone assaults anyone else, they can expect to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to ensure the security of all law-abiding participants. We continue to express our deep gratitude to the brave law enforcement officials who always keep our events and our community safe," his office said in a statement.
Gaetz didn't appear threatened by the move. He took to Twitter to remind his constituents that a drink wouldn't keep him from holding town halls.
Clearly it takes more than a drink to slow down our great team.— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 1, 2019
We are always thankful to the brave law enforcement officials who keep everyone safe at our events. https://t.co/njWuBquiRs
His team also shared pictures of the event.
Pensacola was the second stop on the "Won't Back Down" Townhall Tour! I love getting feedback from constituents and hearing how I can best represent them in Washington. #OpenGaetz pic.twitter.com/0yW30fui85— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 1, 2019
The event comes after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage had a similar attack take place last week. "Milkshaking" is the new form of protest in Britain against "right wing" lawmakers. And it has apparently jumped the pond.