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Nurse who spoke at RNC arrested for shooting woman in the stomach

Amy Ford claims she shot the woman in self-defense

Amy Ford, a West Virginia nurse who spoke at this year’s Republican National Convention, was arrested on Saturday after shooting a woman in the stomach in her hometown.

Ford, 39, who was identified as Amy Thorn in the court filing, was charged with malicious or unlawful assault after shooting a woman in her abdomen in Williamson, West Virginia. The victim has been identified by WSAZ -TV as Jonda Whitt.

Ford also goes by Amy Johnson, the local news outlet reports.

Amy Ford speaks at the Republican National Convention in August 2020. (via screenshot)
Amy Ford speaks at the Republican National Convention in August 2020. (via screenshot)

While details of the incident remain unknown, Mingo County Police Chief Grady Dotson stated that Ford claims she acted in self-defense, according to WCHS-TV. Whitt is being treated at a local hospital and her injuries are not life-threatening.

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Ford posted bond and has been released from custody.

Ford first caught the public’s eye when she volunteered to treat COVID-19 patients at a New York City hospital in the early months of the coronavirus crisis in the United States. WCHS-TV reported that the Mingo County mother of three traveled there to work in overstretched hospitals when the state was the epicenter of the outbreak.

With little cases in West Virginia at the time, Ford said treating COVID-19 patients in New York gave her a fuller understanding of how bad the pandemic was getting, stating “once I was able to come [to New York] and see it for myself, at this point in time, that’s the only way we’re going to slow it down so we can get ahead of it.”

She was invited to speak at the 2020 RNC in August, where she spoke of her story and praised President Donald Trump for his administration’s response to COVID-19.

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“President Trump recognized the threat this virus presented for all Americans early on, and made rapid policy changes,” Ford, referring to the expansion of telehealth services, said in her nearly three-minute speech. “As a health-care professional I can tell you without hesitation: Donald Trump’s quick action and leadership saved thousands of lives during COVID-19, and the benefits of that response extend far beyond coronavirus.”

Ford’s comments about Trump’s response came weeks before the Washington Post reported that an audiotape from interviews that veteran journalist Bob Woodward conducted with Trump revealed that the president intentionally downplayed the seriousness of the virus.

“I wanted to always play it down,” Trump told Woodward back in March.

“I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”

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Brian May says ‘stomach explosion’ almost killed him

Brian May on stage during 2019 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park (Lev Radin / Pacific Press/Sipa USA)
Brian May on stage during 2019 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park (Lev Radin / Pacific Press/Sipa USA)

Brian May has told how he almost died of a “stomach explosion” during his recovery from a heart attack.

The Queen guitarist, 73, revealed in May that he had to undergo surgery to fit three stents after suffering a “small” heart attack where he said he “could have died”.

“I turned out to have three arteries that were congested and in danger of blocking the supply of blood to my heart,” he said in a video at the time.

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Brian May (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)
Brian May (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)

Talking to The Times about his recovery, May said it was “a long climb back”.

“I’ve had complications due to the drugs I’m on, one of which was a stomach explosion that nearly killed me,” he said.

May has suffered a series of health issues in recent months.

In December, the rock star shared that he had undergone surgery on his leg to help treat a “painful heel situation” that had been affecting the way he moved around when he was performing on stage with his band.

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And earlier this year he told fans on Instagram that he had to go to hospital after ripping his buttock muscle “to shreds” during some “over-enthusiastic gardening”.

The musician posted a picture on Instagram showing him in a mask as he assured fans that it was a gardening gaffe and not the coronavirus that had landed him in hospital.

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