Approximately 200 Trump supporters attending a “Women for America First” event were subjected to at least 30 separate assaults by guests attending a “high-profile Democrat wedding” in the adjacent ballroom.
The Republicans say they were verbally assaulted with comments such as “Is this an actual thing?”, “You should be ashamed of yourselves”, “MAGA Trash”, “Nazis” and “C*nts.”
When hotel security finally set a guard at the door to the GOP event, wedding guests took to antagonizing attendees in the hallways and restrooms.
One group looking for the GOP event were directed by wedding guests to the wrong room where they were harangued about not supporting Trump.
The alleged best man refused to allow people on the elevator saying, “You’re only allowed in if you respect your ovaries.”
Ultimately, the attacks became physical. Jonathan Gilliam, former Navy SEAL turned FBI agent, was escorting guests safely out of the venue when several of the wedding guests began verbally taunting him and the women he was protecting.
Subsequently, Gilliam was physically attacked by approximately 4-6 other attendees of the wedding party who piled on, attempting to choke and beat him, before he was able to break free and counter the attack.
After others intervened, including a plain clothed officer, the fight was broken up. Metro DC police responded to the assault within minutes and the alleged best man was arrested.
But even an arrest didn’t stop the abuse by the wedding guests. After the police left, the wedding guests continued to follow and intimidate members of the GOP group, until they all retreated to their rooms to avoid any further attacks.