The legal team for Florida Representative-elect Anna Paulina Luna has requested a retraction and public apology from opponent Matt Tito, over a slanderous comment. Tito who is a Marine Veteran and former Florida State House Candidate considered challenging Luna in the primary.
The letter from Luna’s legal representation read:
“You said that Ms. Luna (a devout Christian) practices witchcraft. You are hereby demanded to publicly and immediately retract each and every defamatory statement you made about Ms. Luna on the show. Because you do not have the ability to distribute your retraction widely on your social media, you are demanded to apologize and retract your statements on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show or by making a retraction and apology video that you send to me that Ms. Luna will distribute via her social media.”
Tito made the accusations on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show. Despite the legal threats from Rep.-elect Luna, Tito is sticking to his allegations.
According to the Daily Beast, Tito said:
“I didn’t wake up one morning when I was going on the Bubba the Love Sponge show and say, ‘I am going to pull a bunch of stuff out of my ass and talk about it.’”
Tito claimed his allegations came from Paloma Zuniga, a Hispanics or Trump member, who said that Luna practices witchcraft and casts spells on people. Omar Navarro, another former Republican congressional candidate, told the Daily Beast that the alleged rumors have been circulating among Republican circles.
Annan Paulina also posted a video to her Twitter account, showing a reporter following her at the Capitol and harassing her with questions related to the allegations of witchcraft and sexual encounters. She said in her tweet, “When you’re a woman who stands up to the swamp, you are sexually harassed leaving your office, accused of having sex with members, being a witch, and more lies. This is why we must drain the swamp. This is not journalism. Is this how female reps are treated?”
When you’re a woman who stands up to the swamp, you are sexually harassed leaving your office, accused of having sex with members, being a witch, and more lies. This is why we must drain the swamp. This is not journalism. Is this how female reps are treated? pic.twitter.com/ufbU6c6X0Z
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) January 3, 2023
Anna Paulina is also among the Republicans who are refusing to vote for Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker. Patriot Takes posted a tweet stating, “Incoming House Republican Anna Paulina Luna said “another member” was “inappropriate” and “threatening” to her because she wasn’t supporting Kevin McCarthy.”
Incoming House Republican Anna Paulina Luna said “another member” was “inappropriate” and “threatening” to her because she wasn’t supporting Kevin McCarthy. pic.twitter.com/zYqlRo203C
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) December 30, 2022
The incoming Representative stated in the interview:
“I got a very inappropriate phone call on Thursday where basically another member, this is a couple of weeks ago actually, another member had called me basically too with votes for the speaker’s race and ultimately ended up threatening me and I let that female member know that I wasn’t going to basically be threatened.
I don’t think that I need to put that person’s name out there because I think that they are probably embarrassed at doing that. But the fact is, is that that’s not uncommon, I think to have happen and ultimately, I’m not going to be bullied. If you are going to negotiate in good faith, negotiate in good faith, but don’t resort to threatening people.
And ultimately, I think at the end of the day, we’re talking about one of the greatest superpowers a little has ever known. That’s the United States of America. So to think that these people aren’t aren’t coming to, you know, be nice. I mean, I’m expecting that they’re going to probably be angry and probably act a certain type of way but again, I mean, as you guys know, I’m doing this not because I want to go hang out in DC I’m doing it because it needs to be done right now. and so I really do have some incredible colleagues.
I mean, I have the utmost respect for Representative Jim Jordan. there’s some great incoming freshmen that I’m friends with Andy ogles, Eli crane, I mean, I have respect for both Representative Lauren Boebert and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and I do hope that the right thing is done on January 3. But again, I will not be voting for anyone that does not embrace that motion to vacate the chair and I don’t care who it is.
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