Rep. Matt Gaetz slammed former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum after news broke out that he was allegedly found by police too drunk to speak in a hotel room with bags of crystal meth.
“Everyone should respect @AndrewGillum’s privacy as he explains why he was one of three men in a hotel room w 3 bags of meth, too impaired to talk to first responders,” the Republican congressman said on Twitter.
“I know what you’re all thinking – this is not very COVID-19 hygienic. #GillumSurge,” he added.
On Friday, reports came in that Gillum, who became a CNN contributor, was found incoherent in a Miami hotel room containing crystal meth by police with two other men, one of whom was suffering from a suspected meth overdose.
Gillum released a statement claiming he was in town to attend a wedding and admitted that he had “too much to drink” but has “never” used meth.
One of the men in the hotel room, gay male escort Travis Dyson, spoke to reporters and told them that he was unaware Gillum was in town for a wedding and that he never mentioned it.
Gillum, married with three young children, narrowly lost the Florida governor race in 2018 to Republican Ron DeSantis by less than one percentage point.