New Richard Carmona Ads Don’t Absolve Him of Troubling Past with Women

Jeff Flake

Making World Better Place” for Women Doesn’t Include Banging on Their Doors in the Middle of the Night

PHOENIX – Democrat Richard Carmona unveiled two new ads today, intended to mitigate the impact of his confrontational history toward others, especially women.

“Dr. Carmona’s new ads don’t absolve him of his troubled past dealing with people, particularly women,” said Andrew Wilder, communications director for Jeff Flake for Senate.  “We don’t think making ‘the world a better place’ includes beating on someone’s door in the middle of the night.”

Background on Richard Carmona’s History of Confrontation

Dr. Cristina Beato Testified To Congress In 2007 About An Incident In Which She Felt Threatened By Richard Carmona

During His Surgeon General Tenure, Carmona’s Boss, Cristina Beato, Alleged That He “Banged On Her Door And Yelled At Her In The Middle Of The Night.” “But behind the scenes, his former boss Cristina Beato — a onetime supporter turned bitter enemy — was painting a very different picture of Carmona for House investigators, alleging that an angry Carmona twice banged on her door and yelled at her in the middle of the night after workplace disputes.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Richard Carmona Draws Fire From Another Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)

  • With Her Two Children Inside, Beato “Refused To Open The Door Because She Was Frightened Of His Behavior.” “Beato’s most eye-opening accusation involves two incidents in which she says Carmona banged on her door at her house in the middle of the night, screaming at her over issues the two disagreed on. Beato, a single mother with two children, said she refused toopen the door because she was frightened of his behavior. The two lived in the same neighborhood on the National Institute of Health campus at the time.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Richard Carmona Draws Fire From Another Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
  • “‘I Think Any Normal Woman, When Somebody Comes In At Midnight Demanding And Raising Their Voice, Would Feel Threatened,’ Beato Said In The Interview.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Richard Carmona Draws Fire From Another Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)

Beato Alleged Carmona Was An “Extremely Angry” Person And A “Living Nightmare” To Work With. “Beato gave her testimony in secret in 2007, saying Carmona was an ‘extremely angry’ person, a ‘living nightmare’ to work with, had trouble working for a female supervisor and abused travel privileges by improperly billing taxpayers for some personal expenses, according to the testimony. When POLITICO contacted Beato recently, she confirmed her testimony and reiterated her accusations on the record, five years after she originally gave them to the House committee.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Richard Carmona Draws Fire From Another Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)

Carmona Declined Interviews On The Matter.  “Carmona declined several interview requests for this story, but campaign aides furiously denied the allegations.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Richard Carmona Draws Fire From Another Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12) 

Carmona Was Accused Of Having A Serious Problem With Women In The Workplace

Dr. Cristina Beato: “Dr. Carmona Also Had A Very Difficult Time Having A Female Hispanic Supervisor. He And I, BehindClosed Doors, Clashed Frequently. I Would Never Do This In Public, But He Insulted Me. He Tried To Belittle Me.” DR. CRISTINA BEATO: “Dr. Carmona was very, very brilliant, and he worked very hard. Dr. Carmona also had a very difficult time having a female Hispanic supervisor. He and I, behind closed doors, clashed frequently. I would never do this in public, but he insulted me. He tried to belittle me.” (Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, Testimony Of Cristina Beato, 11/2/07, Page 45)

  • Dr. Cristina Beato: “I Experienced Sexism From Him.” (Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, Testimony Of Cristina Beato, 11/2/07, Page 45)
  • Dr. Cristina Beato: “He Was An Extremely Angry Person. And He Would Walk Out The Door And Put On A Smile. I Have Never Seen Such Dysfunctionality In My Life.” (Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, Testimony Of Cristina Beato, 11/2/07, Page 45)

Beato: “He Has Problems With Women, Serious Problems With Women.” CRISTINA BEATO: “And he has problems with women, serious problems with women. And he could not stand the fact that I was going to beASH. He tried to undermine my nomination several times, both on the Hill here — because I know my Senator that sponsored me — as well as in the White House. He’d try to go in — and people would tell me this, you know. It wastotally unprofessional, totally unprofessional.” (Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, Testimony Of Cristina Beato, 11/2/07, Page 48)

Beato: “It Was A Living Nightmare. It Was A Living Nightmare.” (Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, Testimony Of Cristina Beato, 11/2/07, Page 48)

Carmona Also Had A Confrontation With A Female Colleague When He Was Head Of The Pima County Health System

Campoy, A County Health Commissioner, Reported To The County Attorney That A Doctor Had A Drug Abuse Problem And Was Writing False Prescriptions; Carmona “Had Already Dealt With The Doctor On The Issue Two Years Before.” “His final battle there came in a dispute in May 1999 with county health commissioner Sylvia Campoy, who had reported to the county attorney allegations that a Kino doctor with a drug abuse problem had written false prescriptions to access drugs. Carmona had already dealt with the doctor on the issue two years before, and after an internal investigation, encouraged the doctor to report himself to the Board of Medical Examiners.” (Ann-Eve Pedersen and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

“After Campoy Reported The Allegations, Carmona Became Irate, Saying She Had Violated The Accused Doctor’s Confidentiality, an opinion shared by the Kino Community hospital board and the Pima County medical society.” (Ann-Eve Pedersen and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

“‘What I Got From Dr. Carmona [After Reporting The Case] Was Antagonism And . . . Threats,’ Campoy Later Told An Investigator From The Arizona Department Of Public Safety’s Prescription Fraud Unit, according to a state Board of Medical Examiners document obtained through Arizona’s public records law. ‘I was screamed at, I was yelled at. I was told it was none of my business. I was told that I had breached peer review.’” (Ann-Eve Pedersen and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

Carmona Bullied A Female Nurse When He Was A Director At The Tucson Medical Center

“Court And Hospital Records Show A History Of Conflicts Between Carmona And Other Doctors, Who Complained About His Lack Of Cooperation, ‘High Handedness,’ ‘Unwillingness To Communicate’ And ‘His Escalation Of Disagreements In An Effort To Prove He Was Right.’”  (Ann-Eve Pederson and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

“In One Case, Hospital Administrators Cited His ‘Bullying’ Of A Nurse Who Said He Failed To Diagnose A Young Boy’s Skull Fracture In 1991.”  (Ann-Eve Pederson and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

Carmona Retaliated By Demanding Angie Calvino’s Resignation Because She Complained About Him. “Carmona demanded Angie Calvino’s resignation after she complained to colleagues about his medical judgment, rather than reporting her concerns to the hospital’s confidential peer review committee, court records show.”  (Ann-Eve Pederson and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

“In A Mediated Agreement, Calvino Agreed To A Demotion If Carmona Did Not Report Her To The State Nursing Board For Not Following Protocol, According To Those Familiar With The Case.”  (Ann-Eve Pederson and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

“However, Court Records Show That A Few Months Later Carmona Did Report Her, And Calvino Remained Demoted.”  (Ann-Eve Pederson and Megan Garvey, “Squaring Off Over Nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 7/8/02)

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  1. Conservative American says:

    Let’s take a REAL CLOSE look at the credibility of Dr. Cristina V. Beato!

    “Cristina V. Beato was named last July as assistant secretary of health, one of the top policy officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, but has yet to explain several discrepancies regarding her credentials. These include claims that she served as medical attache at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Wisconsin, “established” an occupational health clinic at the University of New Mexico and published a scientific paper on inert gases.”

    “At several institutions listed on Beato’s résumé, officials said they could find no evidence of her service, while former colleagues at the University of New Mexico and an affiliated hospital in Albuquerque disputed assertions she made, saying at a minimum she had puffed up her role in several projects.”

    “Former colleagues in Albuquerque were most surprised by Beato’s assertions that she was “one of the principal leaders who revolutionized medical education in American universities by implementing the Problem Based Learning curriculum.” The curriculum was developed while Beato was in medical school.”

    “That’s an exaggeration,” said Gary Rosenberg, chairman of the neurology department at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, the university’s hospital system.”

    “In several instances, Beato’s résumé is vague. Under professional experience, she lists “medical consultant” at the Technical-Vocational Institute and Presbyterian Senior Health Spectrum in Albuquerque and a 12-year relationship with the Sheet Metal Workers in Washington. None of the organizations has any record on Beato, nor do officials at the State Department, who said they have never heard term “medical attache.”

    “Under educational experience, Beato lists: “successful candidate, occupational medicine, MPH (master’s of public health), University of Wisconsin, 1995.” A university spokeswoman said the school does not offer such a degree.”

    “Yet even Beato’s friends said it appears that she gave herself extra credit on her résumé.”

    “At the All Faiths Receiving Home in Albuquerque, Executive Director Steve Johnson praised Beato as a dedicated volunteer physician who provided basic care to the abused and neglected. But she was not the medical director, as her résumé states, he added.”

    “William Wiese, director of the Institute for Public Health at the University of New Mexico, said it was inaccurate for Beato to say she had “established” the school’s occupational health clinic. “The clinic existed before she was hired. There was another medical director before her,” he said.”

    “Similarly, he said, Beato’s description of the clinic as a “one-stop comprehensive care for 13,000 employees” is an exaggeration. But Wiese said Beato was a good administrator and teacher.”

    “Exaggerations”, degrees that don’t exist, postions that don’t exist, references to employers who never heard of her, claims of estabishing a clinic which existed BEFORE she was hired, her claim of being a medical director refuted by her employer!

    Is THIS what the Flake campaign thinks is going to hurt Dr. Richard Carmona?

    Guess what, Flake campaign, you just self-destructed, LOL! ;-)

    • Pascoe Vale says:

      The person posting as ‘conservative american’ is a mole, a fraud, and a Democrat plant. He is not a Conservative.

      • Conservative American says:

        Hey, Pascoe! What’s happening! :-)

        Did you enjoy how the above facts which completely discredit Flake’s girl, Cristina? Isn’t is something how she claimed to have a Masters’s in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin and the U. of W. doesn’t even OFFER such a degree, LOL!

        But that fits with Jeff, since he himself is a self-admitted liar. He pledged to only serve three terms in the House and when confronted with his pledge upon running for a fourth term, Flake stated, “I lied!” Jeff and Cristina, two liars in a pod, LOL!

        Have a nice day, Illegal Alien! ;-)

  2. Conservative American says:

    Now let’s see what a Cristina Beato “character reference” has to say!

    “I don’t think she’s a bad person, but I think she’s very polarizing,” Dr. David Bennahum said of Beato. Bennahum is an emeritus UNM physician who said he got to know Beato when he chaired UNM’s ethics committee from 1989 to 1996.”

    “Beato has an “authoritarian” decision-making style that caused friction with many faculty members, he said Friday.”

    Well what do you know! According to Dr. David Bennahum, it was Cristina Beato who was the “cause” of friction, “authoritarian” and “very polarizing”!

  3. Conservative American says:

    Now let’s step back and look at the big picture here. The Flake campaign claims that Dr. Richard Carmona has an “anger problem” and a “problem” with women and that that makes him unfit to serve in the U. S. Senate. But by the logic of the Flake campaign then, sitting U. S. Senator from Arizona and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain should immediately remove himself from office! Why? Because Senator McCain has an admitted anger problem AND a problem with anger directed toward women!

    “Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 11:33 a.m. EST”

    “Sen. John McCain admitted Tuesday morning that he has anger management issues, confessing that it’s a problem he’s had to work on for many years.”

    “I constantly, throughout my career, have had to work on getting angry and frustrated and losing my temper,” McCain told Fox News Channel’s Brian Kilmeade, who was filling in on Tony Snow’s radio show.”

    “In Anger, John McCain Berates Woman Representing POW Families”

    “By Oliver Willis”

    “McCain’s detractors say it’s absolutely fair to raise questions about McCain’s explosiveness while he’s running for the presidency.”

    “I wouldn’t think that he should be president. He’s very hot tempered,” said Dolores Alfond, chairperson for the National Alliance of Families for the Return of America’s Missing Servicemen and Women.”

    “Alfond, the sister of an Air Force Academy graduate missing in Vietnam since 1967, recalls the rough treatment she received from McCain in 1992 during her appearance at a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on POW-MIA Affairs.”

    “She eventually was driven to tears by McCain during the hearing.”

    “McCain repeatedly interrupts her during her testimony, berates her and then suddenly storms out of the proceedings.”

    “He just didn’t want to listen. He continued to ask me questions, but he wouldn’t listen to my answers,” said Alfond in a telephone interview from her home in Seattle. “And he kept slamming things around. He brought me to tears because he wouldn’t listen.”

    “To this day, Alfond said she doesn’t understand why McCain’s anger seemed so personal toward her.”

    So which is it, Jeff, do those who have an “anger problem” and who direct anger toward women need to be barred from serving in the U. S. Senate or may they be allowed to serve in that capacity as John McCain is now serving?

  4. Conservative American says:

    Let’s have a closer look at Dr. Carmona’s alleged “problem” with women. Does saving the lives of women being threatened by a violent murderer seem like a “problem with women” to you?

    “In 1999, he happened to be driving by an accident scene in Tucson while in plain clothes and saw an enraged driver attacking a woman; when he stopped to help, the driver shot at Dr. Carmona, who was grazed in the scalp and then shot and killed the driver.”

    “1999: shot and mortally wounded a deranged murderer”

    “One fall day in 1999, on a busy street in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Richard Carmona shot and mortally wounded Jean Lafitte, a mentally disturbed man who had just stabbed his own father to death.”

    “Carmona, a Tucson trauma M.D., had been on his way to a football game when he stopped to deliver first aid at what appeared to be a traffic accident. When he got closer to the scene, bystanders told him Lafitte was armed. Carmona returned to his car, retrieved his Pima County Sheriff Deputy badge and gun, identified himself repeatedly and warned Lafitte to drop his weapon, news accounts say. Instead, the gunman blasted away at Carmona–one bullet grazed Carmona’s head. Carmona returned fire, mortally wounding Lafitte. Next, he triaged the wounded man. And later, he was credited with saving the lives of bystanders and Lafitte’s girlfriend, whom Lafitte was going to kill next.”

    “Lafitte was arrested 13 times between March 1991 and November 1992 for charges including kidnapping, sexual assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence and using the telephone to threaten or intimidate, court records show.”

    “In 1992, he was convicted of aggravated assault for trying to strangle his girlfriend as she testified against him in a Superior Court preliminary hearing on accusations that he had committed domestic violence against her in an earlier incident, said O’Connor.”

    “Lafitte, who was handcuffed, jumped up as the woman was in the witness box and wrapped his handcuff chain around her neck, O’Connor said. She was injured, but recovered.”

    “Lafitte served five years in prison on that conviction and was released Oct. 12, 1995″.

    So this guy was attacking a woman and planned to kill his own girlfriend. He had already killed his fatther earlier that day. Dr. Carmona didn’t just ignore what appeared to be a car accident. He stopped to help and then realized what was going on. When the bad guy fired on Carmona, grazing Carmona’s head, Dr. Carmona returned fire, putting a definitive end to the threat.

    How many of you women out there would object to Dr. Carmona showing up on the scene if your life were being threatened by an armed criminal and known murderer? Would you send him away, saying that, “Cristina Beato says that you have a problem with women!” I think not!

    In this day and age, when it seems that women have to fend for themselves, it’s nice to know that there are men out there like Dr. Richard Carmona who won’t simply walk on by! Dr. Carmona ALMOST took one in the head to save those women. He’s a hero, not someone who has a “problem” with women!

  5. Here’s McJeff McFlake’s hump mate, reconquista Luis Gutierrez, blasting Mitt Romney over illegal immigration.

    • Conservative American says:

      Yeah, zoo! Chicago “progressive” Democrat Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who co-authored the STRIVE Act illegal alien amnesty legislation with JEFF FLAKE, came all the way here to Arizona to call for a boycott of our state over SB1070! Nice folks JEFF FLAKE partners with, LOL! ;-)

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