This weekend multiple Republican Party and Republican candidate events are happening at Mar-a-Lago and throughout Palm Beach County. Unfortunately, instead of disavowing the disgraced former President after he incited an insurrection on our Capitol, the Republican Party has clearly decided to embrace Donald Trump and align themselves just as closely with him as before.
The alignment includes our Florida Republican leaders, Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Rick Scott. This weekend alone Marco Rubio is hosting a large donor luncheon at Mar-a-lago and Ron DeSantis will be on stage on Saturday night at Republican National Committee meeting with Donald Trump and RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel. In response the Florida Democratic Party Chair released the following statement:
“Instead of denouncing Donald Trump after he incited an insurrection at our Capitol that killed innocent people, the Florida Republican leaders have chosen to still align themselves closely with the disgraced former President,” said Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Alexandra Caffrey. “I could think of many better things Senator Rubio and Governor DeSantis could be doing with their time than partying with donors and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Maybe they should consider actually helping Floridians get out on the other side of this pandemic.
Washington Post: The GOP is Trump’s party, so ‘all Republican roads lead to Mar-a-Lago’