Fried: 'Ron DeSantis is Defending Donald Trump Instead of the rule of law'

Fried: 'Ron DeSantis is Defending Donald Trump Instead of the rule of law'

“He won’t condemn January 6th, but he has no problem attacking the FBI.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
August 9, 2022

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the gubernatorial race, held a press conference in front of the governor’s mansion. In the press conference, the gubernatorial hopeful chided Gov. Ron DeSantis over his support of President Donald Trump (R).

Commissioner Fried argued that “nobody is above the law, including Donald Trump.”

Shortly after reports began to circulate that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home had been raided by the FBI, Republicans swarmed with statements in support of the 45th president. One of those supporters is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who called the raid “another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents.”

While Republicans have echoed the same, Democrats vehemently disagree.

Both Fried and Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) have since released statements. However, Fried has escalated the response, holding a press conference outside of the governor’s mansion to reiterate her thoughts on the raid and the upcoming election.

The press conference was held “to remind Floridians that nobody is above the law,” and Fried lamented that “Ron DeSantis is defending Donald Trump instead of the rule of law.”

In the press conference, Fried said that “we need steady leadership who upholds the American values, including the rule of law and civil discourse.”

Criticizing DeSantis, Fried affirmed that the Governor will “still not condemn nazis even after multiple requests to stand united with me.”

“He won’t condemn January 6th, but he has no problem attacking the FBI,” Fried added, saying that the agency “is run by a director who was appointed by Donald Trump.”

However, not all of Trump’s critics agree with the raid.

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang commented on the raid, shared a tweet, saying that although he’s not a fan of Trump and that he wants Trump “as far away from the White House as possible… a fundamental part of his appeal has been that it’s him against a corrupt government establishment.”

As a result, Yang comments that “this raid strengthens that case for millions of Americans who will see this as unjust prosecution.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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