Florida Dem admits lying about treating Pulse shooting victims

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A queer Democratic politician who claimed to have treated Pulse nightclub shooting victims admitted to Florida officials that she lied about her service.

Elizabeth McCarthy told the Florida Department of Health that she had fabricated claims that she was a cardiologist who had treated victims of the mass shooting on the LGBT destination.

Statement - McCarthy - Affidavit - Wednesday - Florida

'I lied. It is a false statement. I just made it up,' McCarthy said, according to an affidavit released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health and obtained by Florida Politics.

The department charged her with violating state law under the unlicensed activity statutes.

Fine - Order - Anyone - Doctor

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.

Medical Quality Assurance Investigator questioned McCarthy on July 9 and then filed the cease-and-desist order on Wednesday.

McCarthy - Sai - Life

When asked why she lied, McCarthy reportedly 'apologized' and sai that she was 'portraying a life that wasn't true.

She added: “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.

Penalty - Days - Investigation

Her total penalty is $3,094.95 and she has 30 days to dispute the the investigation.

The 50-year-old withdrew from the race for House District 28 in June, two weeks after her claims and credentials were called into question.

Bullets - People - Assembly - Line - McCarthy

'I personally removed 77 bullets from 32 people … It was like an assembly line,' McCarthy had claimed at a gun control panel earlier this year, saying she was working as a cardiologist at Orlando Regional Medical Center on...
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