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Democrat ‘Rising Star’ Update

Posted on | March 16, 2020 | 1 Comment

Instant Classic AOSHQ Headline:

Former Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate
Andrew Gillum: After Careful Reflection, I Have
Decided to Withdraw From Public Life and
Spend More Time With My Male Escorts

This guy, who had been mayor of Tallahassee, was hailed as an Obama-caliber future superstar because he came within 35,000 votes of Ron DeSantis in the 2018 election for governor of Florida. But a married father of three caught in a hotel room with meth and a naked gay escort?

Former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillum disclosed Sunday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility, saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse after losing his bid for the state’s highest post.
The Democrat’s statement came days after Gillum was named in a South Florida police report Friday that said he was “inebriated” and initially unresponsive in a hotel room along with a male companion where authorities found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
Gillum . . . was not charged with any crime. The Miami Beach police report said Gillum was allowed to leave the hotel for home after he was checked out medically.
Gillum said in his statement Sunday night that he resolved to seek help after conversations with his family and deep reflection, calling the decision “a wake-up call for me.”
“Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse,” he said, pledging to work to “heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person.”

He’s a victim of a mental health condition, you see, and hooking up with muscular male escorts was . . . well, therapeutic. It’s wrong to stigmatize those who seek meth-and-gay-hookers therapy. By the way, isn’t it nice that the Associated Press doesn’t mention the gay-escort angle at all?

Can you imagine any such media consideration for a Republican under similar circumstances? Of course not. If a Republican were caught with a male escort, the words “gay sex” would be in the headline.



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