U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz was struck by a drink as he was leaving a Pensacola town hall meeting on Saturday, according to published reports and social media posts.
The incident occurred at the Brew Ha Ha restaurant in Pensacola, the reports indicated.
A 35-year-old woman, Amanda Leigh Kondrat’yev, no address listed, was arrested and charged with battery.
Lawmen told the media they believe Kondrat’yev was the person who tossed the drink, according to the reports.
Video on Twitter shows Gaetz leaving the restaurant and possibly being struck on the arm by a cup. He turns and points to a person in a row of protesters along his path.
Gaetz acknowledged the incident on Twitter by tweeting, “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.”
Kondrat’yev’s bail was listed at $1,000.