ICYMI: New York Magazine: Ron DeSantis Is Risking Floridians’ Lives to Benefit Trump

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New York Magazine: Ron DeSantis Is Risking Floridians’ Lives to Benefit Trump By Zak Cheney-Rice 

A new report from New York Magazine exposed Governor Ron DeSantis’ true priority during this moment of national crisis: execute Trump’s dangerous, negligent agenda, regardless of the deadly costs forced upon Floridians.  

The article detailed DeSantis’ callous new anti-protest bill, which would offer legal protections to those who attempt to run over and murder protesters with their cars, as well as his catastrophic failure to control COVID-19 in Florida. 

 KEY EXCERPTS: 

  • “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing an anti-protest bill that would shield people who use their cars to kill demonstrators from legal liability, among other provisions”
  • “Neither {DeSantis’ anti-protest bill or COVID-19 response] can be separated from DeSantis’s sycophantic relationship to President Trump, which has led him to de-prioritize sound governance in favor of endangering Floridians’ lives to advance the president’s political goals”
  • “[Governor DeSantis] seemed to have largely given up on containing the virus, which was spreading rapidly, instead choosing the Trump route of spinning how it played out and hoping it would go away on its own.”
  • “Among other provisions, the bill would… extend Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act liability to anyone who funds or organizes a ‘violent or disorderly assembly’ — allowing protesters to be prosecuted as members of a criminal organization, like the Mafia.”
  • “[DeSantis] has succeeded at devising novel ways to get [Floridians] killed, whether by failing to take anti-coronavirus safety measures seriously or promoting looser restrictions on people’s legal right to run them over with cars.”
  • “[DeSantis] seems to believe that what helps the president helps him, too, and that mass casualties are acceptable in pursuit of this ideal.”

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