The Daily Beast reports:
“Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him. We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible,” current Trump communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement to The Daily Beast.
“The disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs have gone too far, and they should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to this man and his family.”
Since his demotion, he has been far less visible publicly, and multiple campaign officials and GOP operatives who know Parscale told The Daily Beast that he has been in a depressed state for months. Still, Sunday’s news still came as a shock to many in Trumpworld who hadn’t realized how severe matters had apparently gotten.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich told CNN over the phone there was a concern that Parscale may harm himself, and his wife reported there were weapons in the home. The SWAT team responded and after a short time Parscale surrendered to police, Dietrich said.
Officers contacted Parscale, “developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home. The male was detained without injury and transported to Broward Health Medical Center for a Baker Act.” “He came out and we got him some help,” Dietrich said.
Parscale was demoted from his position this summer after Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Though he maintained a senior position on the campaign, he was rarely seen inside the headquarters following his demotion.