Sarah Palin’s son, Track Palin, was arrested and charged with assault and weapon possession while intoxicated on Monday, January, 18, according to Us Weekly.
The 26-year-old “allegedly punched and kicked his girlfriend” before police showed up on a disturbance call. Track reportedly held a rifle near his own head, threatening to kill himself. The report indicates that Track Palin had been drinking, though it’s unclear what may have sparked the argument between him and his girlfriend.
Track was slated to be in court on Tuesday. According to TMZ, he is still in jail and was denied bail.
Interestingly enough, Sarah Palin announced her decision to back Donald Trump on Tuesday evening, around the same time that this news about Track broke. Could this have been a way for the Palin’s to try and cover up their son’s arrest? It’s possible. While Palin’s trip to Iowa was more than likely planned, the timing of her endorsement was actually good… because many people are focused on politics than her son’s legal issues.
According to CNN, Palin was on the campaign trail with Donald Trump on Tuesday where she made her endorsement official.
“Looking around at all of you, you hard working Iowa families, you farm families and teachers and teamsters and cops and cooks, you rock and rollers and holy rollers! You all make the world go around and now our cause is one,” Palin said, adding that she was “proud” to support Trump for President.
Not surprisingly, Sarah Palin didn’t mention her son Track’s arrest. And, as Us Weekly points out, this isn’t Track’s first time getting himself into trouble.
“In September 2014, Track was involved in a 20-person brawl, that included several of his other family members, including sister Willow.”
Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, recently gave birth to her second child… and she was in the news today as well. Bristol made headlines today for a statement she made about the election. According to MSNBC, Bristol flexed her political muscle, hoping her mom made the right choice when it came to throwing support into one candidate in this campaign.
“After hearing what Cruz is now saying about my mom, in a negative knee-jerk reaction, makes me hope my mom does endorse Trump. Cruz’s flip-flop, turning against my mom who’s done nothing but support and help him when others sure didn’t, shows he’s a typical politician. How rude to [sic] that he’s setting up a false narrative about her! America doesn’t need that,” Bristol wrote in a blog post.
Bristol hasn’t made mention of her brother’s arrest either.