Sharon Lettman-Hicks, a close Andrew Gillum associate and focus of a recent FBI subpoena, took to social media this past weekend to voice her opinion of the the federal interest in Gillum’s campaign and an ongoing state ethics investigation into the campaign of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
This information was first reported by Politico.
“Both Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaigns were in the spotlight this week with speculation of investigations looming, and this is no coincidence,” wrote Lettman-Hicks. “I happen to be a PAWN being used by the oppressor to raise even more speculation about how an educated, working class Black man could run a phenomenal statewide campaign, become a national phenom, and didn’t resort to backhanded tactics to advance his agenda.”
“It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see Andrew’s haters resort to smear tactics, targeting Andrew and those close to him to stop OUR grassroots movement to turn Florida BLUE in 2020 and beyond,” she wrote.
In reference to the FBI investigation, Gillum’s attorney, Barry Richard, has previously stated that “one thing that is clear is that somebody is trying to undermine his political career and is filing allegations.”
The Miami Herald also reported that “privately some donors are expressing reservations about Gillum’s future given that the former Tallahassee mayor was also dogged during his campaign by an FBI investigation into dealings at City Hall.”