Nikki Fried accuses Ron DeSantis of courting ‘white supremacist insurrectionist’ backing
Conflict for Governor, Commish.

DeSantis Fried 3.25.21
Fried blasted the Governor for vetoing positions reviewing concealed weapon permits.

In a pitch to donors, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried offered her latest in a series of ad hominem attacks on Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday, accusing the Governor of catering to violent racists.

Spotlighting a budget veto of 83 full-time equivalents for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services — positions that would have reviewed concealed weapon permits — Fried suggested that DeSantis vetoed those jobs for political gain ahead of a national run.

“It’s no wonder why DeSantis denied us funding — he wants permitless carry in Florida, no matter how many lives are put at risk, and he wants the support of violent, white supremacist insurrectionists when he runs for President in 2024,” Fried claimed in a fundraising email, after pointing out her office suspended 36 concealed weapons permits of people who rioted at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Fried has been a regular proponent of the theory DeSantis is running for President, which the Governor denies is the case.

Fried also painted a veto of $2 million for contraception for low-income people as a sign of the Governor’s “authoritarian” tendencies.

“There’s only one reason DeSantis could have for taking away access to essential medical care for low-income women: to exercise authoritarian control over Florida women and over Florida’s leaders, including Florida Republicans,” Fried asserted. “If you weren’t already convinced that DeSantis is a petty dictator, this should be all the proof you need — and I’m asking you to help me end his authoritarian regime.”

The sharply-worded pitch for small-dollar donations comes on the same day the Charlie Crist campaign trumpeted raising over $1 million for the third straight month. Crist has garnered more fundraising and endorsements inside the party than Fried has, suggesting that the former Governor is the front-runner in the Primary field.

For Fried, personal attacks against DeSantis have been central to the pitch, with depictions of his “authoritarian” tendencies being a feature for months. She memorably compared the Governor to Adolf Hitler earlier this year during a radio interview, doubling down on the comparison when challenged.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Anonymous

    June 7, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Tallahassee and Governor Ron DeSantis would like to bring “Open Carry” to Florida which would be like bringing the “Wild West” to our state. Please call, email or text Tallahassee and the Governor’s office and tell them you are against this.Thank You

    • Tom

      June 8, 2022 at 11:31 am

      Those exact same words were used in 1987 when concealed carry laws were passed. It didn’t happen then, and it won’t happen now.

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    • Jason Gamez

      June 10, 2022 at 8:35 am

      Yes, please call someone – your willful ignorance is on full display. “Wild west.” Man, you’ll are ignorant to facts.

    • Gene Church

      June 13, 2022 at 3:16 pm

      Why? I’m for it.

    • Thomas M

      June 20, 2022 at 11:05 pm

      “Constitutional Carry” is not “Open Carry”, it means concealed carry without needing a permit. Gov. DeSantis has never advocated open carry.

  • Impeach Biden

    June 7, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    She is a complete lunatic and her campaign is over. She has crashed and burned and now attempts one last time to smear DeSantis. That is all she has done during her reign as Ag Commissioner. She is nothing but a bitter liberal wacko. No wonder she is good buds with Rebekah Jones, the fake scientist.

    • ScienceBLVR

      June 7, 2022 at 6:22 pm

      Ok Peach, enough with the rant about Rebekah Jones. You seem obsessed with her, and I don’t think a week goes by you don’t mention her totally out of context with the article. I think you use her as a distraction to deflect from the actual issue under discussion. I mean whatever her scientific bonfides are ( and that is in Who cares category for most folks) what matters is what DeSantis is doing in Florida and what that portends for the future of America. Right now, his brand of authoritarianism is only exposed and supported by about a third of the country, and maybe tacitly agreed to by another forth or so. But hopefully, that’s not enough and there is still time to save the democracy. Come on Casey Jones, get off Rebekah’s train..

      • Tom

        June 7, 2022 at 8:02 pm

        Jones is a hack scum bag, pathetic liar. Obviously, a n fraud plant and stooge. Misbeliever wants to turn it away from fraud and jones.

        DeSantis is America’s Gov. you and all of the Dem partisans on FP will fail in your attempts to sabotage our great Governor.

        How about the pathetic Potus and his 35% approval in Florida? You think any Dem going to get away from that. Please, you have no chance!
        DeSantis vs either gets 53.5% or 54%.
        No worries

      • Impeach Biden

        June 7, 2022 at 10:02 pm


        Thank you for reading my inputs. As much as the “Fake Scientist” was given prime time spots on CNN I use this message board along with our outstanding Governor to expose the fraud and phony she is. It’s all out there for you to read but the MSM chooses not to really report it. That’s where I come in to educate the Floridian’s on her past and her history. She is obviously deranged and her along with Fried are completely deranged in their quest to smear our outstanding Governor. Game over for both the “phony scientist” and the “weed farmer”.

      • Gene Church

        June 13, 2022 at 3:18 pm

        DeSantis is far better for this state than the Dems. Save it. The democracy is not saved by electing Democrats.

  • The Witch of Killearn

    June 7, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Fried is desperate, I know, but she is becoming a horror to the party–the banshee of Tallahassee-and an embarrassment to the process. Democrats would have been smarter and certainly more tasteful if they had kept Taddeo and lost Fried.

  • Kalena

    June 7, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I hate this racist redneck name deathsantis time to send his ass packing back to trump’s asshole

    • Impeach Biden

      June 7, 2022 at 2:59 pm

      So you call DeSantis a racist and then reference him as a redneck? Doesn’t that make you a racist?

      • Ron DeSantis Sucks

        June 7, 2022 at 6:55 pm

        Redneck is not a race.

        • Impeach Biden

          June 7, 2022 at 10:04 pm

          Ha! Ha! I bet I can get the white version of Ben Crump to disagree with you.

          • Keep it going

            June 8, 2022 at 6:12 am

            Not like you can get Herman Cain back.
            Congratulations to all the award winners lol

    • Tom

      June 8, 2022 at 11:33 am

      I thought leftist didn’t like “hate!”

  • Tom

    June 7, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Liberal extremist scream times 100.
    She is lunatic fringe extremist.
    She’s in her hands and knees daily.
    Unfortunately, we have 60 days left of this scurrilous, extremist, awful behavior.
    N Fraud the Desantis stalker.
    She will lose by 54% if nominee.

    • I mean look at you

      June 7, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      You republicans got all those guns but you gonna lose the war against like casey lol

  • Brian

    June 7, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    I honestly don’t understand her. The libertarian in me appreciates her advocacy for liberal access to med-MJ and firearms and then she darts to the fringe left on Twitter.

    DISCLOSURE: I am and have been a supporter of our Gov DeSantis.

    It’s disappointing to see, what I thought was a centrist Dem be hijacked by the extremist Left

    • Gonna be good

      June 8, 2022 at 6:45 am

      Wait till one of those leftist puts desantis out in the field lol

  • Ocean Joe

    June 8, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Ron Desantis is more like George Wallace than George Wallace was.
    Thanks governor, for the trip down memory lane.

    • Impeach Biden

      June 8, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      Joe Biden is a lot like Jimmy Carter, except Joe Biden is much worse.😜

    • Tom

      June 9, 2022 at 10:50 pm

      Disgraceful ocean and gonna be good. No comparison. DeSantis encourages minorities to get a quality education. Offers best public school voucher program. How many hateful things can Fraud be, I thought he was Hitler? Per Fraud.

  • Travis Hensley

    June 10, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Florida spends the second least amount of money per student. How much is that voucher actually worth?

    • Tom

      June 10, 2022 at 7:32 pm

      It’s worth enough to get into a higher quality school. For minorities and poor kids, it’s golden opportunity. DeSantis and legislature have increased pay and bonuses. They’ve also raised per dollar, student increase.

    • Tom

      June 10, 2022 at 7:32 pm

      It’s worth enough to get into a higher quality school. For minorities and poor kids, it’s golden opportunity. DeSantis and legislature have increased pay and bonuses. They’ve also raised per dollar, student increase.

  • It's Complicated

    June 10, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Invoking a Hitler comparison is a Godwin’s Law thing. It signals Fried’s utter desperation to make anything stick, and is a functional admittance that she has nothing cogent to say.

    Not to mention that she won’t be running against DeSantis because Crist will have that honor.

  • Tom

    June 10, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Fraud loses 54% to America’s Gov.
    independents can’t stand her.
    Chameleon loses with 53%, they both have no chance. Clown town.

  • Tom is a Pedo

    June 11, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Nikki Fried is at least not afraid of one of the most vindictive governors to rule Florida with an iron fist. I will be sad to see her inevitable car accident/overdose/accidental murder suicide.

    • Tom

      June 11, 2022 at 10:50 pm

      Stop sexting your sister.
      Go back to animals.

      • Sorry

        June 12, 2022 at 7:41 am

        Sorry, I shouldn’t have used that name. Tried to edit/delete but can’t. Big misunderstanding. Didn’t mean to upset. Please forgive?

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