Republican Figlesthaler calls Democratic Party ‘criminal enterprise’
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Republican Figlesthaler calls Democratic Party ‘criminal enterprise’


“The Democrat Party has transformed into a criminal enterprise that is destroying our country from within.” – Dr. William Figlesthaler

With the 2020 presidential election around the corner and the political arena experiencing tension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and discussions of disbanding police departments across the United States, Republicans and Democrats have been vocal on where they stand regarding political matters.

Since Florida is a battleground state and Florida Rep. Francis Rooney (R) announced at the end of last year that he would not be seeking a re-election bid, Florida’s 19th Congressional district is up for grabs, and Dr. William Figlesthaler (R) is vying to replace Rooney as the newest Republican lawmaker to be elected in the sunshine state.

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Figlesthlaler took to social media to share a new campaign video with his followers, taking aim at Democrats. In sharing the new video ad, “Dr. Fig” said that “this is not your Grandma’s Democrat Party.” He added that “the radical left is destroying our nation from within,” noting that “failing to stop them could cost us everything” and assuring voters that “in Congress, I will fight like hell to stop them.”

In the ad, Dr. Fig affirms that he’s “running for Congress because America is at its greatest crossroads yet.” However, to get there, Dr. Fig faces a tough and crowded Republican primary season, but he has worked to set himself apart from the other candidates, which include Florida Rep. Dane Eagle (R) and Florida Rep. Byron Donalds (R) who was recently endorsed by the Club for Growth PAC.

Figlesthaler’s “criminal enterprise” comment echoes President Trump’s past claim that Democrats were the “party of crime.”

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.