Father of slain Parkland student: ‘Andrew Gillum is dangerous for Florida’
A family member of one of the victims killed during the Parkland school shooting is acting as Ron DeSantis‘ latest surrogate, as the Republican gubernatorial candidate attempts to discredit his opponent’s relationship with police in the days leading up to the election.
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead in February, is featured in a new robocall paid for by DeSantis.
In the 45-second spot, Andrew Pollack suggests a DeSantis victory will “ensure that no parent loses their child in a school shooting again.”
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, on the other hand, is “now saying that he will defund the police, and keep them out of our schools,” Andrew Pollack says.
“That’s wrong and it’s dangerous,” continues Andrew Pollack, who introduces the call by noting his relationship to Meadow Pollack. “And it puts our kids at risk.”
Near the end, the Parkland father makes his case even clearer: “Don’t vote for Andrew Gillum, he’s dangerous for Florida.”
Gillum’s relationship with police and crime has become a focal point for attacks from DeSantis’ campaign. In the first debate between