Under investigation by the Feds and with her political allies abandoning her, how long will Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh hold on?
The FBI and the Internal Revenue Service conducted the raids on Pugh’s home and Baltimore City Hall amid allegations of improper financial dealings with the University of Maryland Medical System, Governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter.
“Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead. For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign,” Hogan wrote.
City Councilman Brandon Scott also called for Pugh’s resignation, saying in a statement: “Baltimore needs to move forward and heal from this embarrassment.” The Baltimore City Council previously called for her resignation earlier this month.
Pugh has faced scrutiny in recent weeks over sales of her self-published children’s books and allegations – first reported by the Baltimore Sun – that she made sales deals with healthcare entities that have ties to the local government, including the state university’s medical system.