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ICYMI: DeSantis Will Skip Jacksonville March for Our Lives Town Hall, Refuses to Explain Why

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ICYMI: DeSantis Will Skip Jacksonville March for Our Lives Town Hall, Refuses to Explain Why

 

Gubernatorial candidate Congressman Ron DeSantis will be a “no-show” to a town hall host by the student-led March for Our Lives Jacksonville to discuss gun violence. DeSantis will not attend the event — and his office is refusing to explain why.

 

DeSantis has been a fierce opponent of any gun violence prevention measures. He opposes the state’s new gun law, has not met with Parkland students, and has refused to participate in a debate with Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumnus and state Representative Jared Moskowtiz on gun violence prevention.

 

WJCT: March For Our Lives Jacksonville Chapter Hopes To Keep Momentum Going With Town Hall Meeting

 

Republican Representatives John Rutherford of FL-4 and Ron DeSantis of FL-6 have declined to attend the event, according to organizers.  

 

WJCT News reached out to the offices of representatives DeSantis and Rutherford for confirmation and comment but they had not responded by the deadline for this story's publication.  This story will be updated when responses are received.