Failed Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum’s Meth-Fueled Hotel Party Turns Ugly After Overdose
Failed Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum was involved in a suspected orgy today in which a man reportedly overdosed on crystal meth.
Blexit leader Candace Owens broke the story:
BREAKING: Democrat and Former FLORIDA Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum involved in a crystal meth overdose incident last night in a Miami hotel.
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 13, 2020
Gillum was reportedly partying at a Miami hotel when police had to be called regarding an overdose.
Police were called to the Mondrian South Beach Hotel on Friday morning. The Miami Beach Police Department reported that two men were found in the room, one of them being Gillum, who were under the influence of unnamed substances.
Gillum admitted that he was in the room but would not own up to being high on crystal meth.
“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 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. I will spend the next few weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time,” he added.
Officers claimed that Gillum was so inebriated that they could not have a coherent conversation with him. They also found three clear baggies likely containing crystal meth. Gillum was not arrested for his suspected role in the illicit gathering.
Gillum, who lost by a narrow margin to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2018, is considered a rising star in the Democrat Party:
Following his loss in November, Gillum kept his massive network of volunteers and activists together — much of it under a new non-profit called Bring it Home Florida — to form the core of an ambitious voter registration movement. He announced plans in March to register “or reengage” 1 million voters, and has since acted as the rainmaker and glue guy for a large collection of progressive-minded non-profits already going about the work of mobilizing voters.
Strategists in attendance in Orlando all pegged that registration effort as the foundation of the party’s strategy to end a string of narrow losses and reclaim Barack Obama’s successes in 2008 and 2012. And heading into 2020, Republicans and Democrats alike believe that Donald Trump can not survive a loss in Florida next November.
“Andrew is in a very interesting role, and I think he’s one of the folks in the state that can bring c3s and c4s together and the party to the table, and we all can sit and work together so we’re rowing in the same direction,” said Juan Peñalosa, executive director of the Florida Democratic Party…
If Gillum’s reception in Orlando is any indication, he continues to have the party’s activist wing behind him.
Danielle Thomas, an education activist from Orlando who volunteered for Gillum’s campaign last year, hugged him as he walked into his gathering in Orlando. He asked her about her parents. She told him it was good to see him again.
Thomas, who met Gillum while lobbying on education issues in the state capital, said she sometimes calls Gillum directly to talk, and they’ve already had conversations about the latest interest from federal investigators. “It’s hard to hear,” she said. “He and I have had a couple conversations about that.”
But Thomas, like so many who have met Gillum since he launched his run for governor, has a relationship that means more to her than news articles about federal subpoenas or campaign trail attack ads. She said she trusts that he’s done everything with good intentions, and that he’s going to be successful.
“There are some of us who will support him,” she said, “whatever he does next.”
Gillum’s alleged participation in a meth-fueled orgy may stall his political stardom within the Democrat Party.