Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, was allegedly physically assaulted in front of her daughter last year.
During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Conway claimed she was shaken and grabbed by a stranger in a Maryland restaurant late last year.
A 63-year-old Maryland resident, Mary Elizabeth Inabinett allegedly grabbed Conway and began “screaming her head off” at the restaurant. In the interview, Conway said Inabinett had left the premises as she called 911, but the local authorities were able to look at a captured video of the incident, recorded by Conway’s daughter.
Inabinett was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Both will be in attendance as the trial is set for this March in Maryland state court.
“Somebody was grabbing me from behind, grabbing my arms, and was shaking me to the point where I felt maybe somebody was hugging me,” Conway said in the interview for an upcoming story for CNN’s series, “Badass Women of Washington.”
“She was out of control. I don’t even know how to explain her to you. She was just, her whole face was terror and anger. She was right here, and my daughter was right there. She ought to pay for that,” she said.
Inabinett’s lawyer, William Alden McDaniel Jr., disputed Conway’s story and the assault allegations, and said his client would plead not guilty in court next month.
“Ms. Inabinett saw Kellyanne Conway, a public figure, in a public place, and exercised her First Amendment right to express her personal opinions. She did not assault Ms. Conway. The facts at trial will show this to be true, and show Ms. Conway’s account to be false,” McDaniel said in a statement.
Story originally via CNN
This attack is part of an ongoing threatening nature of Trump administration officials. Last year, Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant by the owner. Secretary Kirstjen Nielson experience protesters at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC.
Even Senators Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz have experienced threatening physical environments as McConnell and wife were met coming out of an event, and another situation had McConnell leaving a restaurant.
Cruz was verbally assaulted at another DC restaurant while dining with his wife.
Trump Derangement Syndrome has been exposed, and the hate toward the Commander-in-chief and his staff continues to be at an all-time high.