Democrat County Commissioner Pete Gerken of Ohio was accused last July of yelling vulgarities at Trump supporters during an Elizabeth Warren rally, calling many “motherf*ckers” – which, he later denied.
But, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
The night of Trump’s Toledo rally, his daughter Laura was arrested on a similar offense.
Officers say she “was in a highly emotional state and was yelling obscenities both at the person she was engaged in the confrontation with, officer and passerby.”
Laura resisted arrest and was brought in on two charges: disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Take a look:
Prior to the Toldeo rally, Pete Gerken sent this message out to President Trump,
“You’re a guest in our house. When you come to our building, respect our norms. We’re a welcoming community. We embrace minorities. We embrace working-class people. We embrace everybody that comes here.”
Apparently his daughter didn't get the message!
WTOL has more on Gerken's arrest:
Three people were arrested for disorderly conduct in connection to President Trump's Toledo rally Thursday night, one of which was Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken's daughter.
Commissioner Gerken is out of town on a personal matter. He provided this statement in response to his daughter's arrest:
"All Americans have the right to free speech and to exercise their right to express their opinions. The Toledo police department and all law enforcement professionals did a great job yesterday protecting everyone’s safety in the downtown area. Like so many other Americans, we feel strongly about the views of President Trump. We will deal with this issue as a family."
According to court documents, Laura Gerken, was fighting with someone at the corner of Huron and Jefferson around 8:15 p.m. Thursday night. Toledo police say Gerken was yelling obscenities and then resisted when officers tried to place her under arrest. Gerken is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The Daily Caller gave more details:
The daughter of Democratic County Commissioner Pete Gerken of Lucas, Ohio, was arrested Thursday during President Donald Trump’s rally in Toledo for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Laura Gerkin’s arrest came just three days after her father had admonished Trump to have respect for the community prior to his visit.
“You’re a guest in our house,” Pete Gerkin said on Jan. 6 in a public message directed towards Trump.
“When you come to our building, respect our norms,” Pete Gerken said. “We’re a welcoming community. We embrace minorities. We embrace working-class people. We embrace everybody that comes here.”
Laura Gerkin, 36, didn’t appear to have received her father’s memo. She was arrested the night of the Trump rally after police witnessed her physically fighting another person.
Laura Gerkin “was in a highly emotional state and was yelling obscenities both at the person she was engaged in the confrontation with, officer and passerby,” a police report states.”The defendant was warned to cease her behavior but continued.”
Laura Gerkin then resisted arrest, according to a second police report.
“The defendant was instructed that she was under arrest and was told to place her hands behind her back,” the report states. “The defendant refused and brought both hands to her chest and locked her arms tight and again refused to bring her hands down.”