Florida Democrats push back against Gov. DeSantis' anti-rioting bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Cap News Services) – Florida Democrats are crying foul after Governor Ron DeSantis pointed to the insurrection at the Nation’s Capitol as an example of why the state needs to pass his “anti-mob” legislation.

Gov. DeSantis made the connection between the riots carried out by pro-Trump supporters and his effort at a press conference Thursday.

“The rioting and the disorder is wrong. We’re not going to tolerate it in Florida,” said DeSantis.

The governor first announced some of the measures at a press conference with Grady Judd in September at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office following the nationwide Black Lives Matter demonstrations, seven percent of which turned violent according to a report by The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project.

The draft legislation provides many more specifics:

“There were some people trying to say it wasn’t a big deal to have some of these things going on. You go back to the summer, some of the commentary. I disagreed with that, but I don’t care what banner you’re flying. If you’re engaging in that conduct, we’re going to hold you accountable,” said DeSantis.

But Florida Democrats like Representative Anna Eskamani are crying foul saying that DeSantis’ comments detract from the

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