Florida Rep Says DeSantis Has Blood on His Hands

Top Gov Heckled at Jacksonville Vigil

Florida state Rep. Angie Nixon (D), who represents the district where three Black people were killed in a racist attack at a Dollar General in Jacksonville, said that Gov. Ron DeSantis “has blood on his hands” thanks to his racist, anti-woke policies.

“He has had an attack, an all-out attack on the Black community with his anti-woke policies, which we know very well was nothing more than a dog whistle to get folks up and riled up in the way in which it just happened yesterday. As I listened to him for the first time with that statement, my blood is literally boiling.”

Nixon said,  “We must be clear, it was not just racially motivated, it was racist violence that has been perpetuated by rhetoric and policies designed to attack Black people, period.”

When DeSantis tried to speak on Sunday evening at a vigil for the victims, he was heckled and booed by the crowd, which prompted Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman to take the microphone to ask the crowd to allow DeSantis to speak.

The Associated Press said the vigil was attended by approximately 200 people.