This just in – a politician lied. An anti-gun politician lied. And what’s worse, she lied about something that was easily fact-checked, something she should have known would be easily fact-checked, which certainly qualifies her as too stupid for elected office; and that, True Believers, is a mighty low bar. Excerpt:
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.
‘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.
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.
When asked why she lied, McCarthy reportedly ‘apologized’ and said 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.’
Well, she’s somebody in the community. She’s a proven liar, and whatever political career she may have had is now over. She’s effectively unemployable as a proven liar as well, unless MSNBC or CNN choose to offer her a position. After all, scrupulous honesty isn’t exactly a requirement in the news media these days, especially in the networks named.
Really, folks. If you’re going to lie, don’t lie about something that’s just that easy to fact-check. In fact, if you’re going to tell a story, tell the truth. It’s a lot easier to keep your story straight that way.