Buttigieg staffer apologizes to Matt Gaetz over pee controversy

In another collection of words that sums up our downright nonsensical discourse in 2019, a Pete Buttigieg staffer apologized to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) after commenting that he should have a cup full of urine thrown on him.

Normal stuff.

It began when Gaetz shared a screengrab of a woman he said worked for the Buttigieg campaign who had commented on Facebook saying “please, please let it be urine next time …”

The post was most likely in reference to Gaetz getting hit with a slushie last month, the first stateside instance of a trend of Britons throwing milkshakes at far-right politicians.

Both Pollara’s Facebook and LinkedIn profiles show she works as a Florida Regional Investment Director for Buttigieg for America.

However, unlike the currently raging milkshake conflict between Portland antifa and writer Andy Ngo, this situation has a happy ending. Pollara called Gaetz to apologize, and Gaetz tweeted that he considered that “good enough.”


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David Covucci

David Covucci

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