Former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, who just lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida gubernatorial election, is joining CNN as a political commentator:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 29, 2019
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 29, 2019
This would be the same Andrew Gillum that the Florida Commission on Ethics accused of accepting gifts in violation of the state’s ethics laws:
BREAKING: Florida Commission on Ethics finds probable cause former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum violated ethics laws when he allegedly accepted gifts from lobbyists and vendors during out-of-town trips. Gillum was 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor.
— Jeffrey Burlew (@JeffBurlew) January 25, 2019
What a joke, CNN:
HA HA HA HA HA H AH AH AH https://t.co/DwPFnEU87K
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 29, 2019
No, it’s not a good idea. Maybe CNN missed its own reporting on Gillum?
How can this possibly be a good idea at this time?https://t.co/4bCOps8At1
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) January 29, 2019
An ethics complaint against former Florida gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will proceed after the state ethics commission found probable cause at a hearing Friday that he had accepted gifts, Gillum’s lawyer confirmed.
Gillum faced six counts related to soliciting and accepting gifts — including rental accommodations in Costa Rica, a boat ride to see the Statue of Liberty and tickets to see the Broadway musical “Hamilton” in 2016 — Gillum’s attorney Barry Richard told CNN.
“There’s conflicting testimony as to what happened,” he said.
At the hearing, the Florida ethics commission advocate considered the facts of the case and “recommended no probable cause on the account for soliciting gifts, and she recommended probable cause on the remaining counts, which were accepting gifts that exceeded $100,” Richard said.
Listen to Slate, guys. Gillum no longer has any credibility:
The ethics commission’s findings undermine Gillum’s claims and, by extension, his credibility. https://t.co/72KAydZ12c
— Slate (@Slate) January 26, 2019
And we eagerly await CNN’s newest political commenter to delete this incorrect tweet:
It only seems appropriate to honor Vietnam War Veteran, NATIVE American and Omaha elder, Nathan Phillips, over those who spew hatred and ignorance. pic.twitter.com/qG2sIJTRR7
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 20, 2019
Classy: Andrew Gillum posts congratulations to Ron DeSantis, vows to keep fighting https://t.co/fUsUOIZ4ij
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 17, 2018
ICYMI==> Washington Post issues correction on Nathan Phillips and the Vietnam War; Over to you Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Powers, Soledad O'Brien, Andrew Gillum, etc., etc., etc. https://t.co/17RMD46fhI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 23, 2019
ICYMI==> When is Andrew Gillum going to take down this tweet honoring refrigerator mechanic Nathan Phillips? https://t.co/720Vm5uHmW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 24, 2019