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.