Chair Nikki Fried calls on Ron to stop meddling in military operations
Today, the Associated Press reported that Ron DeSantis has arranged to send drones, weapons and ammunition to Israel. In response, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement:
“President Biden is the Commander-in-Chief of our military — not Ron DeSantis,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “As a Navy veteran, Ron should understand the importance of respecting the chain of command. This is a gross breach of norms and a potential violation of federal laws governing the shipment of weapons.
“The Florida Democratic Party unequivocally supports Israel’s right to self-defense, and American military support for those efforts must come from the U.S. Government — not a handshake deal between a wannabe president and undefined ‘private parties’. Instead of meddling with military operations to score political points for his failing presidential campaign, Ron needs to stand down and let President Biden do his job.”