Florida Dems thwarted in getting Anthony Sabatini bounced from Twitter for AR-15 ‘threat’

Rep. Anthony Sabatini is still on the platform as of this writing.

Ultimately to no avail, Florida Democrats called for the removal from Twitter of a Republican member of the Florida House, after he said an AR-15 would greet rioters in his county.

Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Howey-in-the-Hills Republican, responded to riots throughout the state and the nation with a bellicose vow.

“Attention potential ‘protesters’ coming near Lake County, FL. This is an AR-15 — this will be a very common sight upon illegal entry at any Lake County business — FYI!”

Sabatini’s comments came after widely reported unrest, including violence and destruction of public property, in Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville, among other Florida cities.

The tweet included a picture of an AR-15, a semi-automatic rifle.

Florida Democrats were triggered.

The call was for Twitter to “remove this account for violence.”

Sabatini got a message from Twitter saying that, while the account was reported, Twitter could not “identify any violation” of the rules.

For Sabatini, Saturday night’s tweet and the response continues a theme.

He opined on how the civil unrest in the streets of Minneapolis should be handled on Friday night.

“Lock up every one of these disgusting, lawless thugs destroying the city of Minneapolis,” Sabatini counseled on Twitter before adding more legal advice.

“They should each be arrested and prosecuted to the FULL extent of the law,” he added. “Shame on the politicians that pander to this destruction!”

House Democrats responded on Saturday morning, with Rep. Shevrin Jones taking issue with Sabatini’s use of the word “thugs” in particular.

“You mean these thugs, Rep?”

Jones linked to an article from a Minnesota news outlet in which Gov. Tim Walz addressed rumors of “white supremacists and drug cartels” present during the unrest in the streets of the Twin Cities.

Sabatini’s complicated relationship with race includes being photographed in blackface as a youth. As well, he reportedly dressed like a “cartoon Mexican.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • John Kociuba

    May 31, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Hon. Florida Representative Anthony Sabatini could care less what lowlife Communist Party Democrat scrum say.

    “Lions don’t lose sleep over the options of sheep!” ~Illuminatiam

    Americans need 50 state “stand your ground law” and “50 state concealed carry reciprocity” now!

    If an ardent anti-gun activist fueled by Communist propaganda ever get their way in treasonous action to overthrow our 2nd Amendment? The mobs you see on TV will be armed by leftist Communist Democrats! Democrat Mayors, Governors, City Councilman will give armed mobs names of citizens they don’t like and those mobs will go door to door putting citizens in military trucks.

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN COMMUNIST COUNTRIES! It is ILLEGAL to be a Communist in the United States.

    Lake County is no “Orlando!”

    • John Kociuba

      May 31, 2020 at 11:09 am




  • Lake County Native

    May 31, 2020 at 11:10 am

    The good news is that with term limits this petulant child will be gone soon.

    For Democrats, he is a gift as they can make him the face of my party. For Republicans he is Our Sheila Jackson Lee, an embarrassment that cannot be shit up.

    • John Kociuba

      May 31, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      This loser believes if he uses “Lake County Native” people will believe he’s from Lake County…lol…go sit in a corner and STFU!

      Hon. Rep. Anthony Sabatini cannot increase your Intelligence! The fact that people believe they can harm, hurt, destroy other citizens property or life simply because of anger is against everything our Constitution stands for.

      Lake County business owners have the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to defend their property with LEATHAL FORCE! This is a threat to criminals soul purpose to cause death and destruction.

  • Ward Posey

    May 31, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Lake County has about a 90% inbred population, The business community is 100% inbred in Lake County. Mostly father-daughter products but some mother-son.

  • Palmer Tom

    June 1, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Don’t censor that wing nut. Let him rant as much as he wants. It will make change more appetizing.

  • ItsTimeforTruth

    June 1, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Attention potential “protesters” coming near Lake County, FL. This is an AR-15—this will be a very common sight upon illegal entry at any Lake County business—FYI!

    I don’t condone the comment by Rep. Sabatini, especially at such a sensitive time. But the comment itself, although poorly worded, never says he is going to shoot protestors. He very ineptly says that if you are going to enter a business in Lake County illegally you will face people who are armed and ready to protect his or her property. Now, if he said it like that maybe the leftist propagandist who wrote this article can focus on the point of the story. Democrats are using Twitter to silence public opinion.

    Democrats ARE using Twitter to silence public opinion.

    Twitter is the cesspool of social media. It is run by a fool who has deliberately turned the site into a center of right censorship and left wing propaganda.

  • ItsTimeforTruth

    June 1, 2020 at 10:34 am

    One last comment. addressed to Ward Posey. Stop.

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