The Nikki Fried (D-FL) campaign has sent out a press release including excerpts from The Dispatch regarding former governor of Florida (as a Republican) Charlie Crist and his absence in person at Capitol Hill.
The article states, “Over the course of four months and 125 recorded votes on the House floor this year, Rep. Charlie Crist hasn’t missed a single one, an impressive feat for a lawmaker running for governor. But that accomplishment is even more miraculous for a simple reason: Crist has voted in person only four days this year.”
The Floridian has reported on this issue three weeks ago, stating that “most members of Congress have been showing up to cast their votes and have reopened their offices for in-person visits, but not Rep. Crist. Crist still has a sign posted on his Washington, D.C. office door that states his staff Is not in and working remotely as a result of COVID. Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office, which is direct across the hall in the Cannon Building, is back at work.
The Floridian’s publisher, Javier Manjarres, made the trek himself to the Capitol where he snapped a photo of the aforementioned office. He showcased Crist's office door in a tweet:
— Javier Manjarres (@JavManjarres) February 8, 2022
“@RepCharlieCrist is one of a very few Democratic members that still isn’t meeting with people #flpol," stated Manjarres.
Crist will most likely have to address this issue in his primary battle for the Democratic nomination for governor.