As the final weekend of early voting comes to a close, an alleged altercation occurred between Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) and one of her Democratic primary opponent’s volunteers.
Attorney Jen Perelman tweeted out that her volunteer, Martina Velasquez, 16, was “physically shoved” and “verbally accosted” by Rep. Wasserman Schultz for questioning her “record on the environment while passing out campaign literature,
Perelman then tweeted what appeared to be a veiled threat, tweeting,” I’m only going to say this once: If you want to put your hands on anyone, try it with me. Don’t you EVER touch my volunteer.”
Velasquez then took it upon herself to release this video of her recounting the alleged incident, calling the veteran congresswoman “a monster.”
“She ended up shoving me more than once and calling me a liar to my face,” said Velasquez.
We could not reach Wasserman Schultz or her campaign for comment, but we did speak to Perelman about the incident.
Perelman reiterated what her volunteer stated on her video, adding that Wasserman Schultz would "reach right over her (Martina) to talk to voters and say," don't vote for her, she's my opponent."
"She was so unnecessarily aggressive, said Perelman. "I don't think she was trying to purposely hurt my volunteer, but she did manhandle her."
Florida’s primary election is Tuesday, August 18th.
— Jen Perelman (@JENFL23) August 16, 2020