A Pennsylvania man assaulted his girlfriend on Tuesday after she told him to turn off the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump because she was tired of watching it, authorities say.
Lonnie Clark, 53, is accused of choking and punching the victim at the northern York County motel where he resides, the York Daily Record reported.
Clark’s girlfriend called 911 following the alleged assault.
She told police her boyfriend had been drinking all day while watching the trial and “was upset.”
The victim enraged Clark by telling him “she wanted to watch something else,” according to police.
Clark allegedly called the woman “dumb” and “stupid” and began to curse at her.
She told police she sat on Clark’s lap to try to talk to him, prompting him to start choking her.
The woman escaped Clark’s grasp. He pursued and allegedly punched her multiple times.
According to police documents, the victim said she was scared to return to the room until police arrived.
Responding officers from the Fairview Township Police Department noted red marks on the victim’s neck and right cheek, according to the York Daily Record.
Clark told police the couple had gotten into an argument and that his girlfriend became aggressive so he pushed her away.
Clark is facing charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment.
He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 24.
Clark is currently out on a $5,000 bond.