E-mail insights: Democrats declare Ron DeSantis cowed by 'neo-Nazis' in wake of Jacksonville silence – Florida Politics
Gov. Ron DeSantis took his time providing touch upon shows of antisemitism in Jacksonville Saturday, and the Florida Democratic Social gathering wasn’t letting him get away with it.
DeSantis’ press secretary, Bryan Griffin, supplied a press release Monday that “Governor DeSantis rejects makes an attempt to scapegoat the Jewish neighborhood – it has no place in Florida. By means of legislative proposals, legal guidelines, and decisive govt motion, Governor DeSantis has a confirmed document of supporting the Jewish neighborhood and combating anti-Semitism and the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) motion in Florida.”
That assertion got here after a fiery FDP e mail Monday contending DeSantis has moved to “courtroom the white supremacist vote,” through which a FDP spokesperson derided DeSantis as mute within the face of threats posed by “neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate teams.”
“This 12 months alone, Ron DeSantis has had a disturbingly excessive variety of alternatives to sentence anti-Semitism, together with neo-Nazi supporters waving a flag that bears his title, however he’s chickened out each time. For somebody who seemingly launches a brand new tradition warfare day by day, this can be very telling that he gained’t confront this kind of hatred,” mentioned Florida Democratic Social gathering spokesperson Travis Reuther.
“It’s clear that that is DeSantis’ electoral technique to courtroom probably the most excessive and hateful segments of his base and that he’ll at all times be an excessive amount of of a coward to guard his constituents from neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate teams when the time comes.”
DeSantis was at Saturday’s Georgia-Florida recreation earlier than heading to New York state to marketing campaign with Lee Zeldin, however didn’t remark till two days later by proxy.
The Democrats observe “he really attended the sport to carry out the coin toss. He even posted a campaign-style spotlight video of his look to social media, whereas making no point out of the anti-Semitic shows that occurred simply exterior.”
The antisemitic messages first surfaced on a overpass on I-10 in western Duval County. A banner urged drivers to “finish Jewish supremacy” and “honk if you recognize it was the Jews.”
One other one surfaced on Arlington Expressway, extolling Kanye West for being “proper concerning the Jews.”