On Thursday morning Governor DeSantis hosted a political rally to sign his anti-democracy, voter suppression bill in front of a group of supporters and just Fox News, no other reporters were allowed into the event.
Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz joined Zerlina Maxwell on NBC’s Zerlina to discuss this bill and the Governor’s blatant anti-democracy tactics.
WATCH: FDP Chair Manny Diaz “I’m disgusted and concerned about new elections law”
Zerlina Maxwell: “What is your response to this new [elections] law signed today in Florida in the Fox news exclusive?”
Manny Diaz: “I’m disgusted and am concerned. I think this is extremely dangerous. Our Governor claimed that he had many policy successes this session, well I would say he actually had many pandering successes. He wouldn’t know policy if it hit him in the forehead…. And ironically, the laws that are being amended here were put in place by Republicans… After the election in November Republicans were doing victory laps about how well the system worked in Florida and all of a sudden a few months later here we are. It’s pathetic.
Chair Diaz also highlighted how Republicans in Florida continue to put politics above people.
Manny Diaz: “The legislative session… It was all theater, it was all appealing to the Fox News crowd, it was all perpetuating the Big Lie about the election which is constantly being perpetuated by … Donald Trump. That is all this is all about.”
And finally Chair Diaz issued a promise— Florida Democrats “are going to step it up. We are going to message. We’re going to knock on doors. We are going to make sure people are not disenfranchised by this law.”
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