FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement, after Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Carlos Muñiz to Florida’s Supreme Court:
“It’s extremely concerning that for the first time in decades Florida will not have have an African American justice. From his appointment it’s clear that Ron DeSantis has no respect for the rule of the law, and is seeking to stack the courts with his political allies. Carlos Muñiz has no judicial experience, instead comes with a long political resume that includes working for Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education and Pam Bondi’s Attorney General office.
“From equal access to free quality public education to women’s ability to make personal decisions about their own bodies — Democrats will stand up to the Governor’s offensive to dismantle hard fought civil rights. Fortunately, we live in a country of law and Florida Democrats will take every step necessary to defend the rights of every Floridian.”