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. Sandra in Texas

    Get over yourself John Edwards-I am a yellow dog Democrat and if you spend the rest of your life moving rocks with your bare hands to rebuild, it will not make up for your disgusting behavior much less for being a hypocrite by standing by your wife while having a baby with another woman! YUK! CREEP

    January 21, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. floorme

    I guess when his wife got MAD at him, she told him to go to Hades:

    He may have misunderstood:

    January 21, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. maanders

    A trial lawyer traveling with a bunch of doctors? How does he plan to help?

    January 21, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. HJA

    It's not going to work John. It's nice you are helping out but you and your $400 haircuts are finished. A comeback is not in your future.

    January 21, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. ObamasRecordDefict

    What is this idiot doing?

    January 21, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. Bill S

    Please don't give this ultimate con man any additional undeserved attention

    January 21, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. Hearit

    Is he just waiting for Elizabeth to pass away?

    January 21, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  8. celladrella

    Sure he gets to go with no problem yes a good photo op. Hows my hair Jonh. I can't go Haven't found a group yet.

    January 21, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    I guess that is as good a place as any for this slimeball liberal to hang out. By the way I looked at the donor lists and saw lots of contributions from the "evil" corporations being denounced by Obama and the libs, but did not see anything from the sacred unions or the sacred trial lawyers. Doesn't that make you go HUH? Lip Service Liberals?

    January 21, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. obama the liar

    the 'breck girl' must be looking for somebody he can sue.

    January 21, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. jane

    Every child deserves to come into the world to those who love and welcome it and are eagerly looking forward to its arrival. To reject and deny your own child is the height of self-centeredness.

    January 21, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |

    i am glad that he is doing this,he may made some mistakes in his peronal life,this should not prohibit him from doing good.
    he should be given credid for doing good.

    January 21, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  13. klc

    obviously trying to boost his image...he is SELFISH. Everything he says and does is positioning or damage control. Go away John, you had the unique and priviledged opportunity to serve at high levels of public responsibiliity and visibility and... you blew it.

    January 21, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Henry

    Look for a baby boom in Haiti nine months from now.

    January 21, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. DRCinDC

    it would take this clown going to Haiti to get someone who appreciates his existance. John, just give them your money and leave. there already too many children needing adoption. and I don't see you moving a Haitian down the street from his house.

    January 21, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. Jo Ann

    He can move there forever for all I care. I was once a supporter, but what a disappointment he has become. Do these stupid men in power think they won't get caught? He ought to be ashamed to even show his face. Maybe Elizabeth kicked him all the way to Haiti. You go, girl!!!!

    January 21, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Monique

    Wonder if he is going there to adopt a Hatian orphan? I will believe that he is there for altruistic reasons when I see him staying out of range of the cameras and not posing for photo ops. I won't hold my breath.........

    January 21, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  18. rich

    His penance. Must be 30 MD's that he successfully sued and still owe him.

    January 21, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  19. Tate

    What a dirt bag typical liberal using a disaster for politcal gain. Katrina all over

    January 21, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    I guess while all the doctors are helping to heal people, he'll be consulting with the victims on who to sue.

    January 21, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. Bad

    What? Trying to find more kids he "may" have fathered? He makes me sick! I think NO ONE needs anymore of John Edward's "help"!

    January 21, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. Willy Brown

    Another democrat glad handing for a photo op and messing up supply shipment so they would have take care of breck boy all for a white house run in 2012? Naw

    January 21, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    This guy is all about personal image, I doubt he really cares.

    January 21, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    we dont need John to make up for the lost lives in Haiti

    January 21, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. Vivian McRae

    Haven't the Haitian people been exploited enough?, why didn't he go before he claimed his daughter? now, he's just trying to make himself look good, politics as usual, he needs to go be with his daughter

    January 21, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
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