Nikki Fried wants Gov. DeSantis to shut down entire state
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Nikki Fried wants Gov. DeSantis to shut down entire state


During a video town hall hosted by Florida state Rep. Shevrin Jones (D), Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D) called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to shut the entire state down, saying that his piecemeal approach of selectively shutting down parts of the state “is harmful.”

“We all stay home, we all do it together,” said Fried “This piecemeal approach is harmful.”

The self-described “moderate” Democrat says that she has “tried very hard”  not to make the already politicized Coronavirus pandemic political, but when it comes down to a health crisis like this, DeSantis and everyone should be listening to the experts on the matter.

“If he is wrong, the devastation on our state will be felt for a generation” stated Fried, adding “His approach, if it fails, is going to cost lives.

Fried, the highest Democratic elected official in Florida, joins fellow Democrats, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Donna Shalala, Stephanie Murphy, Lois Frankel, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Darren Soto, and Alcee Hastings, in asking DeSantis to follow the lead of over states and close everything down.



Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]