FloridaFormer Florida Rep. David Jolly, who was born and raised in the Sunshine State, is considering leaving due to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) authoritarian policies.
Jolly the quitter GOP On Sunday, 2018 DeSantis’ attacks on migrants, the LGBTQ community and African Americans had left him feeling “unwelcome simply for my embrace of diversity of thought and as an ally” of those groups, even though he’s a “white, evangelical, straight male.”
“Why would I want to raise my kids in an environment in which they’re shamed for embracing diversity of thought and diverse cultures?” Jolly was asked about MSNBC.
“I want my children to be exposed to as much diversity as possible and at home my wife and I can orient our family around the value set that’s right for us and prepare our kids to make decisions that are ultimately right for them as adults,” He continued. “That’s not permissible in the state of Florida. You’re shamed for it, you’re unwelcome.”
“So yes, look, we consider every day whether to raise our kids in Florida. And I think it’s representative of thousands upon thousands of Floridians here in the Sunshine State,” Jolly added.
Jolly’s comments echoed those he made to Time magazine, in which he lamented the shift in vibe that Florida has undergone underneath DeSantis’ governorship.
“It’s in the air, it’s everywhere, it’s amazing,” He said about the proliferating so-called cultural wars within the state. “It’s between neighbors, it’s when you go to restaurants, when you go to schools. You’re on one side or the other, and people know it.”
Jolly has warned us that the last year was a dangerous one DeSantis What would the president do? “far more dangerous” Trump
“He’s more savvy. He’s more coy. And he doesn’t have the pitfalls that Donald Trump does,” Jolly said DeSantis At the time of adding: “He’s really kneecapping democracy right now for people of Florida, and he will successfully do it on the national stage should he get to the White House.”
DeSantis It is expected that Trump will be joined by other candidates in 2024 for the White House.