Democrat Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been accused of assaulting a rival campaign volunteer who also is a minor.
According to Fox News:
Martina Velasquez, 16, told the Miami New Times that she was handing out cards and trying to speak to potential voters on behalf of candidate Jen Perelman outside a Broward County polling location Saturday when the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman allegedly pushed her.
“She, every time, would come and shove me out of the way into a group of other poll workers, moving my arms so I couldn’t give out a palm card,” Velasquez told the publication. “She was saying, ‘That’s my opponent, that’s my opponent, you can’t vote for her.'”
Perelman shared a video of Velasquez giving her account of what allegedly happened and calling Wasserman Schultz a “monster.”
— Jen Perelman For Congress (@JENFL23) August 16, 2020
Will this to amount to anything? Perhaps a public apology, perhaps not.
Either way, I’m beyond proud of the courage it took this young lady to stand up & do this.
Our elected officials are supposed to be held to a higher standard.
Hopefully this sets precedence.
— Jen Perelman For Congress (@JENFL23) August 17, 2020
Wasserman-Schultz is facing Perelman in the Democrat primary which is one of many across the country where progressive candidates are trying to unseat entrenched Democrats.