Dem Takes FBI Corruption Bait

  • 2018-10-24
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Dem Takes FBI Corruption Bait
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum tried to redirect scrutiny from himself by blaming Republicans in response to reports he lied about accepting Broadway tickets from an undercover FBI agent. (The Daily Caller)
 

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, claimed in a short video address to his supporters that he is being targeted by Republicans because he is black.

“The Republicans obviously want to distract, want to suggest. All along throughout this … they’ve wanted the people of this state to believe somehow I haven’t deserved what I’ve gotten, I’m unethical, participated in 
illegal and illicit activity. I mean, you name it,” Gillum said.

“The goal is obviously to use my candidacy as a way to reinforce, frankly, stereotypes about black men.”

   

Text messages made public Tuesday showed that in 2016, Gillum and a friend, a lobbyist named Adam Corey, received tickets to the Broadway show “Hamilton” from an FBI agent posing as a real estate developer.


The agent investigated corruption in Tallahassee's city government, including the awarding of sweetheart deals to developers and businessmen.
 Source: AAN
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