Southwest Florida couple who traveled to DC in support of Trump gets tear-gassed

Published: January 7, 2021 5:44 PM EST
Updated: January 12, 2021 11:24 AM EST

A Cape Coral couple who traveled to D.C. to protest the Congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win found themselves in a mob instead.

Patty Cummings and Aaron Bathory were part of a group of Southwest Florida residents who traveled to the nation’s capital in support of President’s Trump attempt at re-election. The two buses returned on Thursday. The trip was financed by Alfie Oakes, owners of the Oakes Farms Seed to Table Market.

Cummings got tear-gassed during the scrum that broke out on Wednesday.

“Get me out of here,” she yelled, according to video taken of the skirmish. “This is no joke. I just got it in my eye!”

The couple say they were not trying to get inside of the capitol building when it happened.

“That’s when we decided to get out of there because it was burning our eyes,” Bathory said. “We weren’t there to get attacked.”

Cummings said she was a “body to stand there to say I stand behind our constitution. I stand behind our rights, our freedom. That’s who I am.”

The two said they did not expect chaos to break out. They said the breach of the capitol was wrong.

The people WINK News spoke to on Thursday said they believed Antifa was to blame for the breach.

However, there is no evidence that is true.