Stephanie Grisham, who replaced Sarah Huckabee Sanders as President Donald Trump’s press secretary, has led a scandal-plagued career that has been dogged by accusations of plagiarism and cheating on expense reports, as well as two arrests for driving while under the influence.
The New York Times reports that Grisham’s resume is one that “contains red flags that most administrations might deem troubling,” and the paper then goes on to document Grisham’s multiple alleged ethical missteps that have so far cost her two different jobs.
For example, Grisham was an employee at the AAA auto club in Arizona for only one year before she left the job under a cloud of scandal after being accused of filing false claims for “travel and other expenses,” the Times reports.
Shortly afterward, Grisham lost a job at an Arizona advertising agency when she allegedly helped a startup company build a website that included “material lifted verbatim from AAA.”
She also has two separate arrests for driving while under the influence: One in 2013 and one in late 2015, when she was working on Trump’s campaign.
Another highlight from Grisham’s career came when she worked in press relations for the Arizona attorney general’s office and was forced to defend a botched execution in which a prisoner suffered for a full two hours after being administered a lethal injection.
Even though the prisoner’s attorney said that his client was “gasping and struggling to breathe” during those hours, Grisham told reporters that the man was simply “snoring,” while also describing the scene of his execution as “quite peaceful.”