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Florida Dem Admits To Lying About Treating Pulse Shooting Victims

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Florida Dem Admits To Lying About Treating Pulse Shooting Victims

Florida Dem Admits To Lying About Treating Pulse Shooting Victims

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, 29, killed a total of 49 people and wounded 53 others at the gay nightclub, The Pulse in Orlando, Florida, using a semi-automatic rifle and a Glock pistol. At the time, it was the deadliest mass-shooting in US history.

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While many people lost their lives, others managed to escape with a few just surviving thanks to first responders and other folks who happened to be nearby. Democratic politician Elizabeth McCarthy claimed to be one of those people who saved people by giving her service as a cardiologist at Orlando Regional Medical Center on the night of the attack. However, her claims turned out to be a complete lie.

According to an affidavit released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health and obtained by Florida Politics, McCarthy admitted that she had fabricated those claims. “I lied. It is a false statement. I just made it up.” She furthered explained her reason, saying,

“I wanted to be somebody in the community, and I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I gave any impersonation. I knew it was wrong and I should have stopped — by no means did I ever mean to put anybody in jeopardy.”

As result of her poor move, the department charged her with violating state law under the unlicensed activity statutes. According to the Daily Mail, they are seeking a fine of more than $1,000 and is serving her a cease-and-desist order which would prohibit her from telling anyone else that she is a medical doctor. 

In addition to her $3,094.95 penalty that she has 30 days to dispute in the investigation, McCarthy, 50, withdrew from the race for House District 28 in June, two weeks after her claims and credentials were called into question. 

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