Mike Kim, owner of the pharmacy that delivers prescription medications to members of Congress on Capitol Hill every day, seemed to let some big secrets slip during an interview with Stat News on Wednesday about his job.
Give me the exact quote:
“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country.
“It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”
This doesn’t look so great.
Right. And it’s raising some big questions like “do Americans have the right to know when their lawmakers’ memories are slipping?”
Kim is attempting to take charge of the story with a follow-up quote, saying, “I am not aware of any member that actually has Alzheimer’s and would certainly not disclose any such information if I did know… patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.”
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: How would you like to have one of those old-fashioned pharmacies? You know, one that would deliver the medicine right to your front door, your office, whenever you need it. It would pretty cool, wouldn’t it?
And all you would have to do is become an elected member to Congress. That’s it.
For the last 20 years, the oldest pharmacy in Washington, DC, Grubb’s Pharmacy, founded in 1867, has been the exclusive provider for the members of Congress. Mike Kim is the owner of Grubb’s Pharmacy. He appreciates the uniqueness of what he gets to do. He gets to fill the pill bottles of all of the revered lawmakers. And he’s used to knowing all the nitty-gritty details about the medicinal needs of the Schumers and the Pelosis and the McConnells of Congress. No big deal.
He told a reporter this week, at first it’s cool.
Now, think, why would this guy say this? Why would he say this to a reporter, knowing that there will be consequences to his business?
At first, it’s cool. And then you realize, I’m filling drugs that have some pretty serious health problems attached to them. And these are the people running the country, end quote.
What kind of problems are we talking about? According to Kim, just your run-of-the-mill serious health problems like, quote, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s? Quote, it makes you kind of sit back and say, wow. They’re making the highest laws in the land, and they might not even remember what happened yesterday. End quote.
Kim took some flak for his admission that he fills Alzheimer’s medicine prescriptions for some members of Congress. Later, he did do some backtracking, saying that the illness that he listed was meant as a hypothetical. I’m not aware of any member that actually has Alzheimer’s. And would certainly not disclose any information if I did know. Except, he just basically did that.
As their employer, we have a right to know about the people who are running our country. Why would Mr. Kim say these things? Why?
It’s sad that some may have actual health problems. But we have a right to know if any member of Congress or the Senate doesn’t exactly remember what might have happened yesterday.