Miami Beach Police will reportedly “not pursue criminal charges” against failed gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum after he was allegedly found in a hotel room alongside a man experiencing a drug overdose.
“Andrew Gillum, one of the Democratic Party’s fast-rising political stars, was in a Miami Beach hotel room early on Friday when emergency workers were called to treat another man suffering from a probable drug overdose, the police said,” reports the New York Times.
Police are not pursuing criminal charges in an apparent overdose involving a friend of Andrew Gillum, the former Democratic nominee for Florida governorhttps://t.co/pvNEgIoG7D
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 13, 2020
“At this time, the incident is not being investigated as a criminal matter,” Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, a department spokesman, told the Times in an email.
Original Story: March 13, 2020
Failed Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum was reportedly found in a Miami Beach hotel room in an “inebriated state” alongside another guest who exhibited signs of a possible drug overdose.
“The Miami Beach Police Department responded to an emergency call from the hotel room early Friday morning. Police impounded several clear plastic bags of what appeared to be crystal meth,” reports Politico.
“Police said Gillum was unable to speak to them because of his ‘inebriated state,’ according to the report. Gillum eventually left the hotel and returned to his residence,” adds Politico.
BREAKING: Andrew Gillum was discovered by police at a South Beach hotel early Friday in a room with bags of possible methamphetamine and in the company of a man who appeared to have overdosed on drugs, according to a police report. https://t.co/9F8PZ714z0
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) March 13, 2020
Gillum released a statement Friday; denying his use of any illegal drugs while admitting he consumed too much alcohol at a nearby wedding.
Gillum: "I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines."
Apologizes for "distraction this has caused our movement." pic.twitter.com/TDY7mnZGYO
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) March 13, 2020
“I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends,” Gillum said in a written statement. “While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.”
“I’m thankful to the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts,” Gillum said. “I will spend the next few weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time.”
Read the full report here.
GILLUM EXPOSED: Dem Candidate 'SEVERS TIES' with Staffer after Undercover Exposé
Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate abruptly fired one of his staffers Thursday after the aide was caught on tape referring to the Sunshine State as the “cracker state” and saying the candidate was a “crazy, crazy, crazy” progressive.
Andrew Gillum “cut ties” with the campaign volunteer just hours after Project Veritas and James O’Keefe published the undercover footage on social media.
“Andrew Gillum’s campaign has cut ties with a campaign vendor and volunteer, Omar Smith, who was caught on undercover video by the conservative Project Veritas group saying that Gillum isn’t leveling with voters,” writes Politico.
The undercover video also showed Smith saying Florida was a “f***ed up a** state. A cracker state.”
“These comments don’t reflect the mayor or what our campaign is about. The campaign has no tolerance for the comments made in the video and we have severed ties,” said a Gillum campaign spokesperson.
Read the full report at Politico.
GILLUM GOES OFF: Dem Candidate for Florida Governor Unloads on ‘PIG’ Donald Trump
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum took his fight against his GOP opponent to the national level this week; unloading on “pig” Donald Trump as his razor-tight race comes down to the wire.
Gillum slammed the Commander-in-Chief on social media after the President called the potential governor a “stone-cold” thief who would like to transform Florida “into Venezuela.”
“I heard @realDonaldTrump ran home to @FoxNews to lie about me. But as my grandmother told me — never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it. So ignore him and vote, Florida!” tweeted Gillum.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 30, 2018
Gillum’s comments come just days after he faced renewed scrutiny over his decision to accept theater tickets from undercover FBI agents “posing as a developer.”
“Well, the FBI offered him tickets at $1,800 apiece and he took them,” Trump told Fox News. “I guess he was posing as a developer or something. The man stone-cold took this stuff. I don’t even think he should be allowed to continue on with the race.”