Patronis Grills Eskamani Over In-N-Out and Lack of Jobs Creation Experience

Patronis Grills Eskamani Over In-N-Out and Lack of Jobs Creation Experience

In-N-Out move seems to cause political rift

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
November 11, 2021

After Progressive Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-49)  bashed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his statements in support of bringing on In-N-Out Burger to Florida, CFO Jimmy Patronis (R-FL) clapped back at Eskamani, implying she knows nothing about job creation.

Rep. Eskamani described Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) work on getting In-N-Out Burger to Florida as, "trying to grab headlines (and waste $)".  Eskamani has instead proposed we prop up small businesses in Florida and that the In-N-Out news is simply for attention.

"Here’s an idea! Instead of trying to grab headlines (and waste $) in a poor attempt to lure out of state companies to FL let’s invest in our small businesses and entrepreneurs instead! It won’t get as much attention and will require real work but it’s worth it!!!" tweeted Rep. Eskamani

CFO Patronis, who is behind the governor on his efforts, responded with a charbroiling of Eskmani.  Patronis listed his grievances with the Central Florida representative, even saying, "you're the kind of person Gavin Newsom would hire to shut down businesses like In-N-Out Burger."

Patronis then left his Eskamani burger over the flame a bit longer, grilling Eskamani over her past work experience with Planned Parenthood and support for defunding the police.

"Second, what do you know about jobs? You worked at Planned Parenthood and support DEFUNDING the police. (Thank God)@GovRonDeSantisis the Governor and not you.)

Aside from the banter, it looks like an In-N-Out move to Florida could very well happen.  The Floridian previously reported on a phone call between Governor DeSantis and the President of In-N-Out Burger, which clearly indicates that ingredient accessibility is the only thing holding up the process.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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