Chris Lange, FISM News
An Oklahoma Democrat congressional candidate is now apologizing for a boozy tirade during which she allegedly verbally attacked pre-teen girls at a slumber party after initially claiming the report was a “media smear campaign” likely “cooked up” by the girls’ mothers.
Abby Broyles, a candidate for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, allegedly went to a friend’s house on the night of Feb. 11 where she became increasingly intoxicated and aggressive, according to NonDoc.com.
In an interview on KFOR, the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, Broyles said she blacked out while at the Deer Creek home of a friend whose daughter had several friends over for a party. She said she had combined wine… https://t.co/P2D7MayPjS
— Tulsa World (@tulsaworld) February 22, 2022
According to the report, Broyles became inebriated and proceeded to berate and insult a group of 12- and 13-year-old girls who were spending the night at the friend’s house, allegedly calling one girl an “acne f–ker,” another a “Hispanic f–ker,” and a third girl a “judgy f–ker” while bragging about her wealth and success. One of the pre-teenage girls was said to have left the room in tears after being insulted by Broyles.
Sarah Matthews, whose daughter attended the party, said the girls were “traumatized” by Broyles’ actions in a tweet, which also indicated that Broyles vomited in a laundry basket and in one of the girls’ shoes.
Not only did you scare and traumatize these beautiful girls with your words, you ruined a pair of their shoes with your vomit! (Which she saved up to buy with her own money!) Considering how much you bragged about how “rich and successful” you are to these children, 3/4
— Sarah Matthews (@ma66915987) February 16, 2022
“It was like an attack,” Matthews told Oklahoma’s KFOR News, adding that her daughter was one of the girls Broyles singled out in her tirade. “Like personal, vicious attacks.” The news outlet said some of the other girls’ mothers corroborated the allegations.
Broyles initially denied the allegations, which she described as a “media campaign” likely “cooked up” by the girls’ mothers as a “political attack.” She also claimed that she was out of town on a fundraising campaign on the night in question and threatened to sue NonDoc.
After receiving considerable backlash over the report, Broyles eventually acknowledged being at the party and blamed her behavior on an adverse reaction to a combination of wine and a sleeping medication she said was given to her by a friend.
“Instead of helping me sleep, I hallucinated,” Broyles told KFOR in a televised interview. “And I don’t remember anything until I woke up or came to and I was throwing up in a hamper.” Broyle said she was invited to the slumber party by a friend from law school who is the mother of one of the girls.
“I want to say sorry from the bottom of my heart, I apologize for any hurt or damage or trauma that my behavior – when I didn’t know what I was doing,” Broyles said. “I’m deeply sorry.”
When asked about the future of her congressional campaign, Broyles responded, “I’ll be okay no matter what happens, but as far as this campaign, I’m never going to stop fighting for Oklahomans, whether it’s in this race or fighting for the cause some other way.
Matthews tweeted last week that she was disappointed that Broyles had not reached out to the girls to apologize.
“For someone who pontificates to be undyingly pro woman, I am disgusted by your behavior and find it appalling you couldn’t understand why their parents are angry,” Matthews wrote.