One of the rising stars in the Democratic party, was found in a really comprising situation Friday night in Miami Beach.
Andrew Gillum, a former candidate Governor in Florida, and current CNN contributor, found in a Miami Beach hotel room with a man who overdosed on what police believe was crystal meth. That man who was later revived by medics was identified as 30-year old Travis Dyson, who is a gay escort.
Police were notified around 1 AM by another man, identified as 56-year-old man named Aldo Mejias.
Police say Gillum was too intoxicated to give a statement, and observed him vomiting in a bathroom.
The 40-year old Gillum gained national recognition as Florida’s first African-American nominee for governor. He lost the election by some 34,000 votes after a recount to Republican Ron DeSantis.
Gillum, a married father-of-three, released a statement Friday saying he had too much to drink at a wedding reception.
“I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends,” Gillum said in the statement. “While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.”
He went on to thank first responders and asked for privacy.
He was permitted to leave the premises. No charges were filed or pending.