REPRESENTATIVE Carlos Gimenez’s son was arrested for allegedly slapping a Miami city commissioner at a steakhouse on Wednesday.
The incident between Carlos Gimenez Jr and Miami commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla happened at a Morton’s Steakhouse just after 2pm.
Gimenez Jr “allegedly beat” the commissioner, according to a press release.
“The commissioner’s Sergeant-At-Arms detained Mr Gimenez Jr until officers from the Coral Gables Police Department arrived,” the press release states.
Diaz de la Portilla released a statement about the incident via Twittercalled Gimenez Jr a “coward.”
“It was like a flick of his wrist from behind me while I was having lunch when he cowardly approached me from behind and ran away.
“This guy is not known to be a very brave guy.
“He’s actually quite cowardly and seems to be affected.”
It is not clear what prompted the incident.
Gimenez Jr and the Miami de la Portilla commissioner are said to have a relationship that spanned more than ten years.
The Miami Herald Diaz de la Portilla was an advisor to Gimenez Jr’s father, Carlos Gimenez, when he became mayor of Miami-Dade County in 2011 in a special election.
In 2020, Gimenez was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Gimenez Jr is a prominent attorney and lobbyist in the Miami area.
Diaz de la Portilla serves as the City of Miami District One Commissioner.
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