Exactly what we like to hear our potential presidential nominees involved in!
Edward Dillard, a man from Florida, has filed a lawsuit against Newt Gingrich and his security team after they apparently roughed him up outside the Florida Republican Presidential Primary on January 31st - for supporting Ron Paul!
According to the legal documents, Gingrich and his wife, Callista, approached him outside the polling place and shook his hand, but when he noticed Dillard wearing a shirt expressing his support for Paul, the nominee "immediately turned his back" and went to greet other people. His security team then apparently approached him and tried to "intimidate him into moving from the spot."
When that didn't work, he asserts that one of the agents "lifted his heeled shoe over Dillard's right foot and dug the back of it into his skin, twisting it side-to-side like he was stomping out a cigarette, causing a fracture to Dillard's right foot," and then shouted to other members of the team, "Everyone step on his toes!"
What on EARTH?! What is this, a group of schoolyard bullies running a political campaign?!
If true, this is absolutely DESPICABLE - and shameful!
We'll be very curious to hear what kind of response Newt has for this!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: assault and battery, edward dillard, florida, lawsuit, newt gingrich, republican presidential primary, ron paul, security team, support