Skip to comments.Andrew Gillum entering rehab, stepping back from politics following Miami hotel incident
Posted on 03/15/2020 7:45:44 PM PDT by Conserv
Former candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum, who was named in a police report Friday saying he was inebriated and initially unresponsive in a hotel room where investigators found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine, announced Sunday that he will enter rehab and step back from politics for the time being.
"After conversation with my family and deep reflection, I have made the decision to seek help, guidance and enter a rehabilitation facility at this time. This has been a wake-up call for me. Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse. I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles. I am committed to doing the personal work to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person, Gillum, a Democrat and CNN contributor, said in a statement.
He added: "I now need to firmly focus on myself and my family. I will be stepping down from all public facing roles for the foreseeable future. I want to apologize to my family, friends and the people of Florida who have supported me and put their faith in me over the years. I ask that you respect my and my familys privacy during this time. Thank you."
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“I admit to knowing about alcoholism, but I know nothing about the gay porn star in chaps I was found naked with. Now, in the name of family values, please excuse me. I have to get ready for 2024.”
Some Freeper called this yesterday.
My statement would have been: :
“Yep, I love to drink and party and I wound up in a hotel room with some weirdos where there was some crazy-ass stuff going on. There was also OLD YELLER on the TV, which, as you know, is a great movie. I watched everything, got drunk, wept, and passed out.”
But maybe that’s just me.
What is he going to do when he gets horny? Right now he is just laying low and waiting for things to cool off. With any luck he will Amanda Blake his wife.
This is so predictable, any prominent RAT caught doing something inappropriate or embarrassing immediately goes into rehab.
Uh, your wife/beard says for you to get an HIV test, too.
Gillum will be back, maybe not this cycle but definitely beyond - DNC establishment and FL state dem party have invested a lot in him
The rehab thing is a con - fags like this don’t change, they just need to learn to be more discreet...
Thats Post of the Month material there. LOL.
Is there rehab from faggotry?
Did Gillum pay Travis for the fun and games before the cops gave him a pass?
Is this fellow married, because if he is his wife is in for a rude awakening.
That’s your story and you’re sticking to it!
Of course, I would have used an iconic classic like Blazing Saddles instead of Old Yeller there. :-P
If he had Mike Tyson’s tiger in the hotel room, we could be a little more understanding.
There's always the Arianna Huffington excuse.
Rehab is always an excellent excuse for a communist RAT to hide behind. He should just come out and admit he’s a drunk, druggie and queer. That makes him eligible for the RAT POTUS nomination!!! He’s not fooling anybody...except maybe himself. Just come out and admit it...have some fun. /s
Actually, I checked the TV listings.......Gillum was watching On The Waterfront.
When Brando said, “I could have been a contender,” Gillum lost it.
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