Newt Gingrich has been sued. The law suit was filed yesterday. Could this be a scandal that will hurt his presidential chances or is this just more political theater?
The suit is reported on TMZ.COM.
A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Newt Gingrich and his security team -- claiming he was roughed up outside the Florida Republican Presidential Primary earlier this week ... because he was carrying a sign supporting another candidate. In a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District court in Florida, Edward Dillard claims he was just minding his own business on January 31 when Newt and his wife came strolling up to the polling place. Dillard claims he was standing outside of a canopy which had been set up with a microphone stand, when Newt and Callista came right up to him and shook his hand. Dillard claims Newt then noticed his Ron Paul t-shirt and "immediately turned his back" to him and went on to greet other people. That's when Dillard claims several of Gingrich's security team came up to him and tred to "intimidate him into moving from the spot." Dillard -- who says he was wearing open-toed sandals -- then claims 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."
The fact that the guy is a Ron Paul supporter says a lot. Ron Paul’s supporters are very aggressive about getting up close to other candidates and getting into TV shots.
There is a much simpler explanation, other than a Ron Paul supporter trying to damage Newt Gingrich. If you have ever been inside the security bubble these candidates are in, you will understand this. Their security is very protective because unfortunately there are idiots out there who will do dangerous things.
If you are not a member of the campaign, the security team will let you in for a moment, to shake the candidates hand or have a photo take and then they will literally push you out.
This lawsuit smells to high heaven and the fact it was immediately reported on TMZ makes it even more suspicious.
Hopefully it and the guy who filed it will go away soon.
Why is everyone assuming this did not happen? Unless one of you were there we don't really know. If it is true then the guy who stomped on his foot should be sued. Not Newt.
My bet is on progressive plant. In this case poison ivy.
Maybe Eric Holder can handle the case? That way it would be sure to be bungled, covered up, screwed up, and generally F'd up. Or, Newt would be sent to the Roseanne Barr reeducation camps if not beheaded.
Some people are weird, like the woman who sued McDonald's because her Coffee was hot enough to burn her. What would have happened if it was not so hot? Sued because it was too cold? I just don't see Newt as violent.
Just more proof that there are more horses asses than there are horses.
I tell you what folks.
Something or sombody is absolutely scared to death of Newt becoming president.
I have never seen anything like this in my life time, they have thrown millions of dollars at him, sicked the dogs on him and now our legal system. What the hell is going on here people!!
I've thought the same thing. Why does the establishment savage this guy?
You've got that right, David, and it's going to get worse.........MUCH worse.
Mr. Shotwell, as usual very well done sir!! This should speak volumes to all voters, lest they go to the voting machines with their blinders on. Remember this: I can assure you folks, nothing is what it seems on the surface. As President Clinton once said to senior white house press woman, Sarah Mclennon, 'There is a government inside this government and I don't control it." There are string pullers at the highest levels of governance in this country, make no mistake about it. Unfortunately, the establishment has already selected its candidate and his name is Mitt Romney. I just hope voters are savvy enough to recognize that.
NEWT...2012...It's obvious they are pushing Romney down our throats and then there is the judges who outright deny real Americans justice and continue to call Obama eligible. I'm sorry but if ROmney becomes the nominee we can just give it up.
can you say leftist tactics.
You would think, Newt and Calista jumped the guy themselves. Insanity!!! Edward Dillard's personal respondsibility for his own safety in a crowd is a no brainer. Its like driving on the highway and an on coming car is in your lane. What would you do? I'd yield to the car and save myself. Only a fool or a NUT would allow himself to be stepped on. Its obvious to me, this is a cheap political trick. I doubt there is any animus like this in the Gingrich campaign. Sounds like Edward Dillard is an agitating LOON! This is so disturbing!