Bad actors promoted Trump-touted miracle drug, Governor Stitt bought it - 2020-05-06
Gov. Kevin Stitt's purchase of $2 million worth of hydroxychloroquine is now the subject of an audit requested by state attorney general Mike Hunter.
Based on recent reports of conservative organizations, quack doctors and President Donald Trump pushing the malaria drug as a snake oil-style coronavirus treatment, Stitt is exceptionally worthy of the audit.
Last month, Hunter requested that state Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd carry out an investigative audit of the state health department's COVID-19 expenditures, including the hydroxychloroquine purchase. That purchase came roughly two weeks after a number of disreputable sources began pushing the drug as a miracle cure.