Statement From FLA Dems on Passage of Legislative Immunity Bill
Tallahassee, FL – Today, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux issued the following statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of a legislative immunity bill:
“With the GOP redistricting legal team in the front row, Republicans today rammed through perhaps the most outrageous and transparent abuse of legislative power in years, and that is no small feat in Florida. Today, with a looming redistricting legal fight on the horizon, Republicans sought to shield themselves from the courts and the people in what can only be called a cowardly move to conceal their own unconstitutional dealings from court review.
“If Republicans truly believed their maps would withstand court muster they wouldn’t be so concerned about ensuring immunity and avoiding questions.”