Last Call — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics.
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A trio of prominent Florida business leaders on Thursday condemned the pro-Donald Trump mob that raided the Capitol yesterday, calling their actions “shameful and unpatriotic.”
In a joint statement, Florida Council of 100 Chair Syd Kitson, Vice Chair Eric Silagy and President Bob Ward said the scene Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol tarnished the United States’ historic and noble record of peaceful presidential transitions.
“We have been greatly blessed that our forefathers entrusted to us a system of government that is embraced in a Constitution so carefully crafted that we avoid the disruptive and violent history of political change seen elsewhere in the world. At the core of our nation’s values are the principles of free speech, peaceful assembly, and the right to have a voice in the running of our government through a lawfully elected representative democracy,” they wrote.
“All Americans have the right for their voice to be heard, but once yesterday’s demonstrators pushed their way across police barriers and into our nation’s Capitol, they became unlawful,