Emily Pitha worked as a campaign fundraiser for McCain’s 2016 election. Do you think John knew about Emily’s second job?
Sen. John McCain’s re-election fundraisers all list the same name as the RSVP contact, but that name also showed up as a person arrested during the bust of a meth lab Tuesday.
In Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s deputies made arrests when they found an operational meth lab as well as other illicit drugs when they were carrying out a search warrant for the woman’s home. According to The Arizona Republic, the sheriff’s office identified Emily Pitha, 34, who is a former staffer of retired U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). She also has worked most recently as a campaign fundraiser for McCain’s 2016 reelection.
McCain’s campaign manager, Ryan O’Daniel, issued a statement after the reports, quickly throwing Ms. Pitha under the nearest bus. “We commend the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement officers in their fight to keep our community safe from illegal drugs and associated criminal activity,” the comment read. “The campaign immediately terminated any relationship with Ms. Pitha upon learning of her alleged involvement in the operation.”