Angie Nixon wants ceasefire, as Israel prepares Gaza invasion

Nixon, Angie
'To sit around and allow an entire people to be punished for the actions of very few (in numerical relation), is disgusting and wrong.'

A Democratic state legislator from Jacksonville is breaking with the broad consensus among Florida politicos, and urging a ceasefire in Israel even as rockets from Gaza are strafing Israeli towns.

“I have much to say regarding what’s happening in Gaza and the role leadership in our country and now our state is playing. I have to gather my thoughts but a formal statement is coming soon. However at a minimum. We need a ceasefire. Period. Palestinians and Israelis are dying,” Rep. Angie Nixon posted to X Saturday morning.

Nixon, who represents the Democratic safe seat in House District 13, wasn’t finished.

“To sit around and allow an entire people to be punished for the actions of very few (in numerical relation), is disgusting and wrong,” the two-term state Representative added.

Nixon’s position no doubt will brook controversy in Jacksonville, where a columnist for the local Jacksonville Today has noted she has struggled with rhetoric on this issue before.

“Two days after the attack, Nixon posted a statement on X referencing lives being ‘lost on both sides.” She also condemned ‘unjust killings’ without saying who was responsible for said killings.   Then, after receiving pressure, Nixon deleted her original statement and penned a new post, which said, “I’m angered by how many Palestinians have been treated for years, but the terrorism from Hamas is wrong and should be condemned, period” along with a screenshot from a post from Amy Schumer,” wrote conservative Andrew Moss this week.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has already made its mark on Jacksonville’s local politics, where Palestinian-American Ron Salem, the President of the City Council, was the only member of the legislative panel to vote against a resolution supporting Israel from fellow Republican Nick Howland. Salem notably picked Howland to be chair of the Finance Committee, the most important panel on the Council, months before.

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


10 comments

  • Earl Pitts "Florida's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

    October 21, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Good mornting America,
    While I am not at liberty at this time to reveal any names, I am working with several Black Legislators and comunity leaders, to bring common sense voting back to Black America.
    The powers controlling 8iden have totally destroyed the leg up our Black comunities had prior to 8iden.
    Nobody alive today has seen our Nation go so far under water economically with America’s Black population taking the hardest hit of any other group in our Nation. And further more we are tetering on the edge of WWIII and if that happens again our Black population will suffer the most.
    Due to social media pressures being what they are we are once again not releasing the Leader’s names in our Black comunities which we are working with.
    All I can say is just stay tuned and watch how your Black leaders vote.
    EPA

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 21, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Rep. Nixon has a point: collective punishment is a war crime.

    Many Palestinians want to live in peace but Israel, the state, has been taking ancestral lands out from under their feet, which enables extremist groups like Hamas, etc., to rule.

  • Nixon is racist

    October 21, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    blacks don’t like Jews, for what reason I do not know

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 21, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Get back to us when you have something, okay?

  • rick whitaker

    October 21, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    the right wing nutinyahoo government isn’t helping much. when your hands are dirty, you can’t negotiate with another dirty handed party like hamas

    • mush for Brains Biden

      October 22, 2023 at 8:12 am

      Rick, don’t you mean the man with no brain, Biden

      • rick whitaker

        October 22, 2023 at 8:39 am

        NO I DON’T YOU FOOL. BIDEN IS WAY BETTER THAN ANY MAGA CULTIST. BIDEN IS A LITTLE TOO MODERATE FOR ME, BUT I WAS PLEASANTLY SUPRISED BY HIS SUCCESSES. YOU ARE A BANNON TYPE IT SEEMS.

        • Biden is terrible

          October 23, 2023 at 8:15 pm

          Successes, you are kidding me… leaving Afghanistan with dead Americans and billions in equipment,, oh, that’s a successes, right… gas prices way over a dollar more a gallon than when Trump was president.. inflation, way to hight. oh, yeah, that’s a success, Rick, you live in a liberal fantasy world

          • rick whitaker

            October 24, 2023 at 6:10 am

            you are brainwashed. i am not a liberal as you stated. liberal is a maga cult word that they use to demonize thinking people. i am a progressive. you are a regressive. good luck living in the past.

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