MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -— A woman has pleaded guilty to assault after throwing a sports drink at a Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump.
Federal court records show that 35-year-old Amanda Kondrat’yev pleaded guilty to assault Thursday in Pensacola.READ MORE: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
Authorities say Kondrat’yev was part of a group protesting in June outside a town hall meeting attended by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. The second-term Republican was leaving a coffee house when a cup struck him in the back. Several witnesses identified Kondrat’yev as the assailant, and the throw was caught on video.READ MORE: SpaceX Set To Launch 4 Astronauts On Friday After Initial Plan Nixed Due To Weather
Kondrat’yev faces up to a year in prison at her Oct. 17 sentencing.MORE NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Rejects Recreational Pot Amendment
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