Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) criticized 2024 presidential hopeful and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for his “fascism” as he tore up the governor’s recently-backed payments that take purpose at Black individuals and members of the LGBTQ group.
Frost has a historical past of criticizing DeSantis, who dismissed him at an occasion final 12 months and mentioned “nobody desires to listen to” from him (*1*).
“That is what we’re up in opposition to in Florida proper now. And it’s arduous to maintain monitor of as a result of it looks like there’s a brand new sufferer. There’s a brand new invoice every single day,” Frost mentioned.
“However we’ve to name it for what it’s. He’s abusing his energy and utilizing the state to focus on political opponents and political enemies. And there’s a phrase for that, and it’s fascism. And we’ve to be sincere about it.”
“I gained’t cease. That is what’s occurring. I gained’t tone down my language once we are actively being oppressed. That is my house,” Frost tweeted.
Frost, on Sunday, added that Florida’s “drawback” might be an issue dealing with the U.S. in just a few years.
“We’d like all people to concentrate and speak about it, how he’s focusing on trans people, focusing on not simply Black historical past however Black individuals on the whole, which is American historical past, and focusing on marginalized communities throughout this complete state,” Frost mentioned.
“And right here’s the unhappy, unhappy half, Jim. He’s doing it as a result of it’s polling excessive for him within the Republican Celebration. And I feel that claims lots concerning the state of that get together proper now.”