Trump Endorsed GOP Senate Candidate Sean Parnell Accused Of Domestic Violence By Wife
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Sean Parnell‘s estranged wife has accused him of abusing her and their three young kids. Parnell has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania in the 2022 election.
Laurie Snell spoke under oath in a Butler County family court on Monday. She recounted incidents of Parnell choking her, slapping one of their children and bruising one of the children’s faces.
Snell told the judge: “He tried to choke me out on a couch and I literally had to bite him. He was strangling me. When he started hitting the kids in 2018, that was the final straw. As I would parent, he would tell them not to listen to me. He would just rage at them. He would scream and scream, and you couldn’t stop him.”
Parnell issued a statement in response to Snell’s testimony, accusing her of making “a number of false allegations.” According to Parnell, Snell’s comments were “complete fabrications; not distortions or misrepresentations — just flat-out lies.”
He added: “The truth is I love my family and I love my children more than anything.”
In his statement, Parnell said: “Let me emphatically state: I have never raised a hand in anger towards my wife or any of our three children. What happened today in court was not justice, nor did it have any basis in fact or truth.”