Biden-Harris 2024 campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond has called out Ron DeSantis for pandering to racist extremists about slavery.
Biden-Harris 2024 Campaign Co-Chair Cedric Richmond Recounts @Acosta about Ron DeSantis and slavery, “Governor Desantis is going to keep running at extremists because he has no case to stand on and he’ll keep pushing culture wars, if not just outright racism.” pic.twitter.com/56fZqyRfkH
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 22, 2023
Richmond told CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Fin fact he is fake. Slavery had no redemption qualities. It further illustrates how this republican party and these candidates go to right and to satisfy and flatter extremists to obtain support. And I think the governor Desantis, his campaign was wade. He was looking for attention. And I think it is now undertake to go to as well as he can just to see if he can be the extremist candidate.”
The former Richmond rep later added, “I think Governor Desantis is going to keep running to extremists because he has no case to stand on and he’s going to keep pushing culture wars if not just outright racism in order to get a foothold and gain a foothold in the Republican primary. I think that’s, I hope Americans can see past it. And I don’t think you can say there were any redeeming qualities for enslave many. I don’t think you can hit the Vice President of the United States with such atrocity.
Accusing DeSantis of using racism to help his campaign is very strong language. However, it is also true. DeSantis is trying to use racism after his war on revival was a complete failure as a national presidential campaign issue. Ron DeSantis is losing the Republican primary to a guy who could end up being a convicted felon by Election Day 2024.
Biden campaign won’t let any candidate spread racist views and racism, especially not Ron DeSantis.
Governor DeSantis has a taste of life in the big political leagues, and so far he’s not holding up well.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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