Elizabeth McCarthy (above, left) sought the Democrat nomination for Florida’s 28th House District on a campaign of gun control. In fact, she claimed she had personally removed 77 bullets from 32 people following the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando.
But a little checking into her background raised…questions. And just like so many other stolen valor claims, McCarthy’s incredibly dramatic proclamation didn’t stand up to scrutiny.
When she was ultimately called out on her bold claim, she folded faster than a cheap suit. “After thoughtful contemplation, due to professional obligations, I am withdrawing as a Democratic candidate seeking the nomination and election in Florida House District 28.”
Professional obligations? Bless her heart.
Florida Politics has the story.
Democratic candidate Elizabeth McCarthy announced today she is withdrawing from the state House District 28 contest.
The move comes two weeks after Florida Politics published a story exposing parts of her résumé that didn’t check out. That included claims she treated victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando in 2016.
“After thoughtful contemplation, due to professional obligations, I am withdrawing as a Democratic candidate seeking the nomination and election in Florida House District 28,” McCarthy wrote in an email to Florida Politics…
“While this was a difficult decision to let a dream go, I need a paycheck. I wish both Lee Mangold and Rep. David Smith the best in their campaign,” McCarthy writes. “Please remember: It is not about you, but who can best serve in District 28 for the people.”
Oh, but it gets better:
McCarthy also asks media not to contact her about the decision: “I ask all to please respect my privacy at this time.”
Incredibly, she does not want have to face the consequences of her lies. How typical.
If Elizabeth McCarthy’s cause was so noble and righteous, why did she feel the need to lie?
Then again, the image at the top of the page explains a lot.