The Democratic governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, has a creative method for eliminating her Republican opponents: busing them to Florida.
In the beginning of this month, Hochul called out three Republicans from the Empire State whom she believed should be eliminated. Former President Donald Trump, a New York native who has since relocated to Florida, was one. Lee Zeldin, her Republican opponent in this November’s race, was also present; Duchess County executive Marc Molinaro completed the trio.
“Trump and Zeldin and Molinaro — just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, OK? Get out of town. Because you don’t represent our values,” Hochul said during a speech, according to the New York Post. “You’re not New Yorkers.”
Meanwhile, in Florida, the strongest voice criticizing Hochul’s “ridiculous” speech is Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been accused of “divisive rhetoric” repeatedly by the opposition.
DeSantis stated during a Tuesday press conference, “You have the governor of New York saying all Republicans need to get on a bus and leave the state and come to Florida.”
“Who would say something so ridiculous? To say if you don’t agree with me, then you don’t even have a right to be here.”
As DeSantis cautioned Floridians about the Internal Income Service’s new campaign to capture tax revenue from everything that moves and operates in the United States, “They go after people they don’t like,” he stated, “They go after people they don’t like.”
The relevant portion of the speech begins at 15:50:
According to the Associated Press, in a recent address, President Joe Biden referred to Republican policies as “semi-fascism” and urged Democrats to “vote to literally save democracy once again,” as DeSantis remarked Hochul is hardly alone.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“And now you have Biden,” DeSantis said.
“He’s going to say … the majority of the country by the way that opposes his policies are somehow semi-fascist.”
There’s a reason why this kind of rhetoric from Democrats like Biden and Hochul is more than just ridiculous. CONTINUE READING…