Elizabeth McCarthy, a Democratic candidate for Florida’s House of Representatives has had to withdraw from the race after being caught in a massive lie. Do Democrats tell any other kind?
McCarthy had claimed that on the night of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, she had removed 77 bullets from victims in her job as a physician. The only problem is that she removed no bullets and is not even a doctor. She told that whopper at a town hall on gun control. Did she think that no one would check out her story?
This is politics and in politics, there is such a thing as opposition research.
The controversy began that same month when she appeared with Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, who represents Florida’s 9th District, at a gun safety town hall in Orlando, where the shooting occurred.
According to the New York Post, McCarthy also appeared with a survivor of the Pulse shooting, where 49 people were killed and another 53 were wounded. Soto introduced her as a physician.
“It’s an honor to be in the medical field,” McCarthy said at the event, the Post reported.
“I love what I do. I love helping people and giving better options to people — that’s the best way I can say it.”
McCarthy told the audience that she was working with Orlando Health. That’s the parent company of the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where many of the victims were sent.
“It’s probably one of the hardest things of my career to work through,” McCarthy said, according to the Post. “I personally removed 77 bullets from 32 victims … It was like an assembly line.”