West Virginia Nurse Who Spoke At 2020 RNC Arrested For Shooting Woman After Argument
Months after it aired, the bizarre 2020 Republican National Convention is still making headlines—for all the wrong reasons.
Some may remember Amy Thorn, a West Virginia nurse and one of the many RNC speakers to heap praise upon President Donald Trump, whose handling of the virus is at 35 percent approval after 200+ thousand American deaths.
Thorn used the name "Amy Ford" when speaking at the event, where she detailed her time volunteering as a nurse in New York and San Antonio during the virus.
Watch her appearance below.
WATCH: Nurse Amy Johnson Ford praises Trump administration's action on telehealth | 2020 RNC Night 1www.youtube.com
Thorn said of the President:
"President Trump recognized the threat this virus presented for all Americans early on and made rapid policy changes."
Now, Thorn has become one of the many in Trump's orbit charged with a crime.
As the New York Post reports, Thorn shot a woman in the stomach after an argument in Williamson, West Virginia. According to police, Thorn claimed she feared for her life before retrieving a gun from her car and shooting Jonda Whitt in the stomach.
While Whitt's injuries weren't lethal, she was still airlifted to a hospital and Thorn was charged with malicious wounding.
Her arrest comes just after the indictment of Patricia and Mark McCloskey, who spoke at the convention after conservatives applauded them for pointing guns at peaceful protestors.
Her transgression was just the latest in a political sphere that critics say is rife with criminality and violence.
Oh wow, another RNC speaker ends up arrested. How curious. https://t.co/ngMey3PHu9
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 11, 2020
it is not often that i am at a loss for words, but this is one of those times. https://t.co/U7NM5zuZ8E
— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) October 11, 2020
So 3 people, featured by the 2020 @GOPconvention have now been arrested, correct? https://t.co/5yO3KZeILZ
— K. Louise Neufeld (@ninaandtito) October 11, 2020
It's almost like the Trump campaign doesn't attract the best people. https://t.co/Egmy2r27l9
— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) October 11, 2020
How many people who spoke at the RNC have either been arrested on gun charges or diagnosed with COVID at this point? https://t.co/yBfn9rygYh
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 11, 2020
Well, that's three speakers from RNC arrested since the convention ... so far. https://t.co/arurAQtOJ3
— Robert Windrem (@rwindrem) October 11, 2020
The GOP is being compared to a criminal syndicate for a number of reasons.
The California Republican Party was involved in an effort to prevent absentee voting during a pandemic. Now their staff is involved in election fraud. This is what the GOP has devolved into. Shameful. https://t.co/YTy9sXBkYX
— Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) October 12, 2020
The Republican Party is run by a criminal enterprise. It's hierarchy is corrupt, dishonest, and unpatriotic. The will of the people means NOTHING to them. They care about two things, and two things only. Holding onto power, and pleasing their billionaire/corporate donors.
— Jack Boshoff (@AbpositiveJack) October 12, 2020
The Republican Party is CRIMINAL at every turn-if they had any decent intent they would not need to commit crimes to get votes🤬 https://t.co/JdhQK2pnrB
— lisalynn (@lisaburgett3) October 12, 2020