Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum decided to pull the race card in response to the latest reports suggesting that he accepted a bribe from an undercover FBI agent.
“Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum attempted to turn the tables on Republicans Wednesday in response to damning new reports that he lied about obtaining Broadway tickets from an undercover FBI agent. 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,” sources report.
“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. The goal is obviously to use my candidacy as a way to reinforce, frankly, stereotypes about black men,” Gillum noted.
“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 was investigating corruption in the city of Tallahassee, including the awarding sweetheart deals to developers and businessmen,” The Daily Caller reported.
Gillum dodged questions about the tickets during his debate Sunday against former US Congressman, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. “First of all, I am a grown man. My wife and I take vacations and we pay for our own vacations. I don’t take free trips from anybody. I’m a hard-working person. I know that may not fit your description of what you think people like me do, but I’ve worked hard for everything that I’ve gotten in my life,” Gillum said.
Text messages received on Tuesday showed that Gillum and his friend received the tickets from and FBI agent. The agent was actually posing as a real estate developer, and was actually investigating corruption in Tallahassee.
.@AndrewGillum (1) took a bribe from an undercover FBI agent; (2) lied about it on @cnn w @jaketapper, then, amazingly (3) says this is really the fault of Republicans because he is a black man. #sayfie pic.twitter.com/F9dElsTXAo
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) October 24, 2018