BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A local doctor was one of several to enter the United States Capitol on January 6.
Dr Simone Gold became widely known thanks to her appearance in a video that went viral last year in which she and a dozen medics stood in U.S. Supreme Court Square and rave about hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19. On January 6, she was at the United States Capitol giving a similar speech to the crowds inside.
Dr Simone Gold spoke in a July video that has been viewed over 14 million times. He presents a dozen doctors from his organization called “America’s primary care physicians” all advocating for the treatment of COVID using hydroxychloroquine.
It was shared by President Donald Trump and some members of his family. Youtube, Facebook and Twitter then removed the video for disinformation about COVID-19.
“The fallout from there was quick and furious,” Gold said. “The other hospital where I worked fired me, because I was working as a couple, it completely changed my life. I am now going to the country to talk about these problems.”
Gold had been employed by Adventist Health in downtown Bakersfield for over 3 years.
“People ask me how I started doing this and it is precisely because the medical director of the hospital where I was at Adventist told me on several occasions that he was going to fire me if I prescribed. hydroxychloroquine to COVID patients, ”Gold said.
All Adventists would say is that she no longer works there. So, she now spends all of her time traveling the country insisting that this treatment can cure COVID. She says she went to DC last week to speak at a “Health Freedom Rally” on the east side of the Capitol. But just as she was about to speak, someone told her that the rally’s speeches had been canceled.
“I guess there are a hundred thousand people feeling restless and aimless and the crowd has very slowly climbed the steps,” Gold said.
Gold decided to follow the crowd.
“When you cross the street and the light turns green, you go,” Gold said. “There were about 100,000 people there and people were walking up the steps and, go ahead, there was nothing else to do.”
She walked in with everyone and decided to give the speech she intended to give in front of the Capitol.
“I was in the rotunda and got the idea to do my speech – someone had a megaphone so I asked to use it,” Gold said.
This image of Dr. Gold holding the megaphone is now being released by the FBI. They are trying to identify those who entered the Capitol illegally. She says she stayed inside for about 20 minutes. Despite videos of assaults and five deaths, she says she saw no violence.
“At the same time, we were letting more and more people come in,” Gold said. “There was just nothing to do, you know. We weren’t trying to vandalize anything.
Gold says she didn’t expect the chaos that day and only heard about the violence afterwards.
“Those of us who are here think the election is completely fraudulent,” Gold said. “There was nothing else to do and I think for most people we just wanted to be heard.”