January 21st, 2010
02:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Report: John Edwards in Haiti

It's been reported that former presidential candidate John Edwards is in Haiti.

It's been reported that former presidential candidate John Edwards is in Haiti.

(CNN) - Former presidential candidate John Edwards arrived in Haiti Thursday, the same day he admitted to fathering a child with a former campaign worker, Reuters reported.

Joyce Fitzpatrick, a spokeswoman for Edwards, confirms to CNN the former North Carolina senator was planning to travel to Haiti Thursday with about 30 doctors to help in the relief effort.

Related: John Edwards admits he fathered child with mistress

The group was also bringing supplies, according to Fitzpatrick. It remains unclear how long Edwards is planning on staying in Haiti, which was ravaged by an earthquake over a week ago.

- CNN's Kevin Bohn contributed to this report

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soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Obama = WORST president EVER

    The one place where no one cares what a dirtbag he is.

    January 21, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  2. Enough

    Good, he should just stay there, hypocrite of the worst kind.

    January 21, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Vito

    Ol' John is in Haiti scoping out more potential baby mama's

    January 21, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. jeff ,alabama

    What a F–A-K-E !!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  5. debbie

    This guy has a great public relations firm. Admit to lies to every American citizen then rush to pose as Florence Nightingale. That said, I commend his interest in Haiti under any premise.

    January 21, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  6. Gary's Opinion

    kinda sleazy guy but if he helps out Haiti then I guess I'm okay with it.

    January 21, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. kd

    damage control, John? Give it up. Better to do public service out of the public eye. Not sure what a lawyer can do in Haiti now anyway. Send some of that money you've got instead.

    January 21, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  8. american patriot

    Oh Gees

    Dont let him around the Woman there.

    I am still pretty t'd off that this guy ran for President while completly liying to the press about his womanizing.

    He lied on TV about that and he lied on TV about being a Member of Builderburg.

    Total Sleeze Lawyer

    January 21, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. Dutch the Great

    He may be a disgraced a politician, but he can still be a good humanitarian.

    January 21, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    What the hell are you going to do to help? File a class action lawsuit? Sign up potential clients as they're dug out of the rubble? Get in the way and hide from the US media (YES!)?

    You're not fooling anyone into thinking you're a humanitarian by leaving the country on the day you finally, partially admit the truth (that stuff about 'wanting to admit it for a long time' is BS - you never would have said anything had you not been caught by the photogs).

    Go back and beg your cancer-stricken wife to forgive you. Spend the rest of your life trying to make it up to her and your family (yes, the baby included, but NOT the baby mama).

    January 21, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. B. Ferrell

    How did he find 30 doctors that would be caught DEAD with him? After all he made his fortune sueing doctors. "BEWARE" citizens of Haiti ..............

    January 21, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    CNN, as much as I love them, but to report Haiti and Edwards child in the same reporting is wrong. Clean it up CNN and do a better job editing what you report.

    January 21, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  13. mrlgh

    That's a passive aggressive move on his part. Here, I did it...now I'm doing something good.

    January 21, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  14. Joe

    I think John sees this as an opportunity; starving women who don't have the strength to run from him.

    January 21, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  15. GOPer

    Dishonor your family due to an insecurity and try to re-emerge as a saint.

    We're not buying it.

    January 21, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. Kathleen

    WELL, Americans are very forgiving BUT my concern is for Edwards
    wife and initial family. not Reill. It takes a lot of time to be forgiving!
    They may forgive but not forget!

    Edwards amends to his wife and family could turn into

    turn into a life of giving and serving
    "the people". the less fortunate. Like fighting for the people with Pres. Obama!
    Remember Ted Kennedy served "the People" all of his life to make

    January 21, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. Bob in Pa

    Why is this man in Haiti ?
    There is no reason for it at all. Get out of the way and let the people doing the actual work have at it.

    January 21, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. fjh3q

    Don't these poor people have enought problems!

    John Edwards is useing a horrific human disaster in the most crude way possiable, to hide from his pathetic personel life. If this man were trully concered he would quietly and anomously write a large check to the Red Cross. I hope his publicity stunt doesn't interfer with those actually doing good work.

    Totally disgusting!

    January 21, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  19. Preston k

    Pkm john i do not know what kind of game you are playing you should be home with your wife who is very sick i hope you do not have a women waiting for you if you want to helpin haiti i will have a tiny tiiny repect for you im a dem who is happly being married for over 30 years

    January 21, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. Diana

    Wait until nine months from now – see how many babies are born in Haiti. I think it's rather strange that he would bring up this obvious revelation while the we're all focusing on the important things.

    I supported him during his campaigns but now....

    January 21, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  21. Democrat no more

    This loser ambulance chaser is in Haiti and not Hades? Did he bring his videographer with him too? I don't think he'll be able to resurect his image or reputation with this photo-op. Maybe Obama could go with him and they can compare blown opportunities.

    January 21, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    hide your women

    January 21, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  23. Mistress

    Oh great, another photo op by a politician at the expense of the Haiti earthquake. Let's just exploit the situation even more, ok?

    January 21, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  24. phoenix86

    He's a trial lawyer, probably looking for clients or a distressed property to buy.

    January 21, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  25. floorme

    I guess when his wife got made at him she told him to go to Hades:,
    He may have misunderstood

    January 21, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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