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

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.

take our poll - story continues below

Will You Be Voting In Person November 3rd?

  • Will You Be Voting In Person November 3rd?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Floridian updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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 political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking.Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics.Learn more at www.brownpeople.orgEmail him at [email protected]