Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paul Calls On Gingrich To Make Good On Supporter Physical Abuse

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign  called on presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to rectify the damage his campaign staff allegedly committed which resulted in physical injury and humiliation of a Florida Ron Paul supporter at a voting precinct in the Orlando suburb of Windermere.

The Ron Paul campaign stated in a press release that members of the Gingrich team assaulted 29-year-old Ron Paul supporter Eddie Dillard on the Florida GOP Primary Election Day.  

Dillard had positioned himself just behind Speaker Gingrich and held a Ron Paul sign just above Gingrich's head so that all photo opportunities during that event would have the Paul sign in the background.  

Mr. Dillard sought medical attention and X-Rays revealed that his foot was fractured.  He has been referred to an orthopedist and is currently in a walking boot.

Mr. Dillard has also been in touch with local law enforcement and is filing criminal charges.

“Newt’s campaign staff broke Eddie Dillard’s foot, yet we still have not heard from Gingrich about how he plans to right the situation.  Today, we are calling on Newt Gingrich to pay for Eddie’s medical bills.  In addition, we wish Eddie a full and speedy recovery,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.