Actions speak louder than words. Florida is fortunate to have Governor DeSantis leading our state forward. Biden Democrats are in a tailspin because they are responsible for high inflation and gas prices, empty store shelves, defunding the police and increases in crime, critical race theory, lockdowns and unlawful mandates. They know it – but most importantly – Floridians know it too.

In a lame attempt to deflect from their significant and numerous failures, Biden Democrats are calling Republicans Nazis. Like Governor DeSantis said, “We’re not going to play the game.” (https://twitter.com/FloridaGOP/status/1488544326527459333) The truth is on his side.

With mere months into his administration, Governor DeSantis supported significant funding for the safety and security of Jewish Day schools in Florida because parents should not have to worry about the safety of their children based on their faith. Discriminatory policies such as BDS are DOA under Governor DeSantis. Airbnb initially implemented this bigoted policy against the State of Israel and then rightfully removed it after Governor DeSantis announced appropriate repercussions. After Ben & Jerry’s refused to sell their ice cream products in Judea and Samaria, their parent company, Unilever, was placed on Florida’s List of Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel.

On the other hand, Democrats in Florida and throughout the United States, keep oddly silent when anti-Semitic members of congress such as Ilhan Omar and Rashid Tlieb spew hateful rhetoric against people of Jewish descent and faith. They join with Hamas to support those who seek the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people. Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders support the opposition to Israel’s right to exist and to defend themselves. Nikki Fried demeaned the terror and pain of the Holocaust by comparing conservatives and Governor DeSantis to Nazis and Hitler. Neither Charlie Crist nor any other Democrat in a position of leadership within the party stood up and decried Fried’s ignorance.

Actions speak louder than words. Governor DeSantis’ actions demonstrate that he is a leader for all and will vigorously defend against racism, hate crimes and injustice. This is particularly true in defense of the Jewish people either in Florida or in Israel. Under Governor DeSantis’ leadership, the State of Florida will not tolerate any discrimination against our Israeli friends and the Jewish people.

 

Press Release
2/1/22