Rep. Nixon Compares Public Reaction to Her Activism to Fine's Call to Defund Special Olympics

Rep. Nixon Compares Public Reaction to Her Activism to Fine's Call to Defund Special Olympics

Nixon holds the line on representing black voices

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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April 27, 2022

State Rep. Randy Fine (R-53) stirred the pot in the Florida House after attempting to strip Special Olympics funds.  Now, State Rep. Angie Nixon (D-14) is paralleling the public's reaction to her pro-Black activism, to Rep. Fine's recent attempt to strip Special Olympics funding.

Previously, after speaking at a pro-Black event outside of the Florida Capitol building, Nixon accompanied a group of Black legislators where they obstructed the Florida House proceedings to make apparent their disapproval of redistricting that they claimed was, "racist."

Political players in Florida slammed Nixon and the accompanying legislators.  Even State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32) said on Twitter that Democrats have "shut down" the Florida House of Representatives.

Nixon, who recently read an article about Rep. Fine's attempt to strip Special Olympics funding took issue with the article and wrote, "When standing up for Black People, y’all call for my arrest, expulsion & more."

Rep. Nixon elaborated, "But [Rep. Fine] can work to strip funding from kids w/disabilities, attempt to destroy public records and folks are silent. Can I sue bc y’all make me uncomfortable?"

Last week Nixon made a splash in Florida politics after she spoke at a demonstration outside of the Florida Capitol.  The unapologetic Democratic lawmaker did everything but outright say that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was racist.

The Floridian sat down with Nixon where she reaffirmed her remarks and called the governor racist, "I did, I called him one," said Nixon before qualifying her remark by saying that DeSantis’s "policies" and stonewalling of black legislators and the Black community, is why she believes he is a racist.

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