A Florida man has been accused of slapping his wife during a dispute over the 2012 presidential election debate.
74 year old Peter Schwartz told Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley on Wednesday that the argument with his wife started after they’d gone out to dinner.
Schwartz told the judge his wife said, “you’re like my mother, you like Romney.”
According to the South Florida SunSentinel, Schwartz told police he slapped his wife on the face. His wife told police she ran from her husband because he was yelling at her about the candidates.
During his first court appearance on Wednesday, Judge Hurley ordered Schwartz to stay away from his wife until the case moves to another judge as he would not be available for further hearing.
Newspaper reports say Schwartz and his wife are listed as having no party affiliation.