Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS

'The Governor Has Blood on His Hands': Florida Rep Calls Out Ron DeSantis Over Jacksonville Shooting

ron desantis blood on his hands jacksonville
Source: MEGA

Aug. 28 2023, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

A Florida state representative said Governor Ron DeSantis had "blood on his hands" after a racially motivated shooting killed three Black citizens, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Sunday night Rep. Angie Nixon appeared on MSNBC and didn't hold back when she discussed the latest tragic shooting at a Jacksonville Dollar General store on Saturday.

Article continues below advertisement
ron desantis blood on his hands jacksonville
Source: MEGA

Gov. DeSantis was booed by mourners at a prayer vigil for victims on Sunday.

MSNBC's Lindsey Reiser asked Rep. Nixon her thoughts on DeSantis' statement on the previous day's shooting.

After three innocent Black people were gunned down by a 21-year-old white man who carried an AR-15 style rifle adorned with swastikas, the governor said, "Florida, the state, and its people condemned the horrific racially-motivated murders, perpetrated by a deranged scumbag… Perpetrating violence of this kind is unacceptable, and targeting people due to their race has no place in the state of Florida."

DeSantis' was booed by a crowd of mourners who gathered on Sunday to honor those senselessly killed.

Article continues below advertisement
ron desantis blood on his hands jacksonville
Source: MEGA

DeSantis has been criticized for his war against the 'woke' and his rhetoric towards minorities.

Article continues below advertisement

Nixon branded DeSantis' words nothing but "hollow statements" as she claimed the governor's past comments attributed to the shooter's actions.

"This is a governor who has done nothing but fan these types of happenings throughout our state," the state rep told Reiser. "Look, at the end of the day, the governor has blood on his hands."

Article continues below advertisement
ron desantis blood on his hands jacksonville
Source: MEGA

Rep. Nixon said DeSantis had 'blood on his hands' following Saturday's shooting.

MORE ON:
Ron DeSantis
Article continues below advertisement

Nixon brought up DeSantis' never-ending fight against the "woke," which has seen an attack on the state's public education curriculum and an end to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) 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," Nixon continued.

Never miss a story — sign up for the RadarOnline.com newsletter to get your daily dose of dope. Daily. Breaking. Celebrity news. All free.

Article continues below advertisement
ron desantis blood on his hands
Source: MEGA

Authorities identified Ryan Palmeter as the gunman who killed three others before turning his weapon on himself.

Article continues below advertisement

Nixon said her "blood is literally boiling" as she and fellow legislatures have witnessed DeSantis' politics play out at the state level for some time now.

"Myself and other representatives, particularly black representatives, throughout the past few legislative sessions, we have repeatedly told him what his rhetoric was going to do," the state rep added. "That is exactly what transpired yesterday. This is absurd, it’s ridiculous, he is one of the causes to this."

Nixon claimed that the Jacksonville shooting was representative of DeSantis' "agenda" that he's "been pushing since he has gotten into office."

Article continues below advertisement

Nixon pointed to a statement the governor made during his 2018 campaign for state office. DeSantis warned voters not to "monkey this up," which many saw as a racist dog whistle against his gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Nixon said, "That type of statement — it only leads to things like this" regarding Saturday's act of violence. The state representative wasn't alone in her outrage towards DeSantis' leadership. When DeSantis issued his statement on Saturday's shooting, the crowd of 200 mourners booed the governor, a clear act of defiance against his allegedly "hollow" comments.

Advertisement

DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.