Over the weekend, Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) launched a verbal jab at Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D), who has hinted that she might make a gubernatorial run in 2021. The Florida Democrat has been a heavy critic of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), and Sabatini is now calling Eskamani a “total fraud,” signaling that she is a “FAKE populist” whose vote does not correlate with the political ideology she professes to believe in.
No bigger FAKE populist than Rep. @AnnaForFlorida
In the last week she voted for:
HB 6093, removing the obligation of hospitals to prove that they provide charity care before they receive tax-exempt status
HB 257, extending corporate welfare for private hospitals
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) April 16, 2021
On Twitter, Sabatini, who is a self-proclaimed staunch conservative, took issue with two recent votes that Rep. Eskamani has cast. “In the last week, she voted for HB 6093, removing the obligation of hospitals to prove that they provide charity care before they receive tax-exempt status,” he informed, adding that Eskamani also voted for “HB 257, extending corporate welfare for private hospitals.”
In early March, Sabatini announced that he would be running for the U.S. Congress, while Eskamani has not yet announced whether she will challenge Governor DeSantis in the 2022 midterm election.
However, she did criticize the Governor for signing HB1 into law, urging her followers that “if you’re feeling disappointed, scared, or sad,” then they should “remember that you’re not alone” because “election laws can be repealed” and “politicians can be replaced.”
Flanked by some of the most aggressive Sheriffs in FL, @GovRonDeSantis signed HB1 into law.
If you’re feeling disappointed, scared, or sad plz remember that you’re not alone & w/elections laws can be repealed, politicians can be replaced.
Stay focused long term for a better FL
— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) April 19, 2021