BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — The wife of Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor says state police have identified and spoken with a woman who used a racial slur in confronting her at a western Pennsylvania grocery store.
Gisele Fetterman says the woman appeared to recognize her and began harassing her late Sunday afternoon at a store near the Fetterman home in Braddock. She's the wife of Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.
*TRIGGER WARNING* I love love love this country but we are so deeply divided. I ran to the local grocery store and was met by and verbally assaulted by this woman who repeatedly told me I do not belong here. The confrontation continued into the parking lot where I was able to pic.twitter.com/kzSoxCVJ2x— Gisele Barreto Fetterman (@giselefetterman) October 11, 2020
Gisele Fetterman says the woman directed a racial epithet at her repeatedly, even following after Fetterman retreated to her vehicle in the parking lot.
That’s where Fetterman recorded a two-second clip and posted it to social media. A state police spokesman says he is unsure of the status of any investigation and offered no immediate comment.