Here’s a quick refresher for those who haven’t been following our coverage of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. Pugh announced April 1 that she was taking a leave of absence after an investigation into her self-published line of “Healthy Holly” children’s books began to hit paydirt. It turns out the University of Maryland Medical System purchased $500,000 worth of “Health Holly” books — while Pugh was sitting on UMMS’s board.
Other unopened boxes of thousands of unsolicited “Healthy Hobby” books were also tracked down to a school district warehouse which was kept off-limits to reporters. It seems the mayor had a built-in audience for her self-published books, consisting mainly of people who might need a favor from the mayor’s office.
As Twitchy reported Thursday morning, the FBI and IRS raided Pugh’s two homes, Baltimore City Hall, her attorney’s office, and other locations.
Now her attorney is saying that Mayor Pugh is not “lucid” enough to decide whether or not she should resign, but might do so next week.
— Talia Richman (@TaliRichman) April 25, 2019
Not lucid. pic.twitter.com/6HbcuuIeWT
— Paul Kirby (@JPaulKirby) April 25, 2019
— LittleGreyCells (@LizSullivanHogg) April 25, 2019
Um… if she's not lucid, should she have a say in the matter?
— SteveLG (@stoatVA) April 25, 2019
Has she been suffering from pneumonia since 2011?
— The Last Three Count (@ElevationRadio) April 25, 2019
Give me a break.
— MZB ?? (@mbrekkie) April 25, 2019
But she’s lucid enough to drive out of the state? These corrupt Democrats are beyond pathetic
— M & C (@GetPrepared2020) April 25, 2019
— Playbear (@bohebear) April 25, 2019
Why is her Attorney disclosing anything at all about his client’s private physical or mental or emotional condition? All is private & there is another neutral way to comment or answer an inquiry without violating her privacy.
— Kenneth Walsh (@kenwalsh77) April 25, 2019
When was the last time Baltimore had a competent mayor?
— Rob Reber (@Robb_R9) April 25, 2019
Karma is truly a bitch. Really.
— BHearrin (@BHearrin13) April 25, 2019
We’re not sure if we want a mayor in such ill health writing children’s books about staying healthy.
Baltimore’s Democrat mayor taking a leave of absence after her shady children’s book fiasco blew up https://t.co/vZpUrcpuC9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2019