TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida Republican sparked outrage with her remarks about Palestine during the special legislative session, which have since gone viral on social media.
On Nov. 7, while speaking in support of a bill calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Rep. Angie Nixon (D-Jacksonville) said, “We are at 10,000 dead Palestinians. How many will be enough?”
In the clip, which has racked up 11.9 million views on X, a heckler can be heard shouting, “all of them.” The woman was later identified as Rep. Michelle Salzman (R-Escambia County).
“One of my colleagues just said all of them,” Nixon said, visibly emotional. “Wow. One of my colleagues said all of them.”
In the days that followed, Salzman’s comment drew criticism from Democrats and civil rights advocates.
The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement on X:
The Florida Democratic Party condemns Michelle Salzman’s comments made on Tuesday. No elected official in any chamber in the United States of America should advocate for the death of civilians. Israelis and Palestinians