Nikki Fried says J6 anniversary illustrates need to re-elect Joe Biden
Nikki Fried. Photo by Jacob Ogles.

Nikki Fried
'Only one political party is committed to protecting American freedoms and defending the United States Constitution.'

On the three year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots, the chair of the Florida Democratic Party says the action and the aftermath illustrates the difference between the two parties.

“Three years ago, our government survived the most serious challenge to American unity and democracy since the Civil War,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “In the face of Donald Trump’s best attempts to assault the foundation of our country, our Constitution held and our democracy remained intact.”

Fried went on to address Florida ramifications of the violence and the Republican reaction.

“It’s a great shame to the state of Florida that so many Floridians participated in this attempt to end the great experiment of American democracy — both as citizens storming the Capitol and as elected representatives defying the will of the people. Even after watching a violent mob attack police officers and desecrate the halls of Congress, Rick Scott and 12 other Florida Republicans attempted to toss out the results of a valid election. Their actions remain indefensible, and Florida voters need to remember that at the ballot box,” Fried urged.

“As we approach the 2024 election, we can’t afford to forget how high the stakes are. Only one political party is committed to protecting American freedoms and defending the United States Constitution — that’s why it’s vital to re-elect President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris this November.”

Unsurprisingly, Democrats have devoted a lot of energy in recent days to spotlighting historical takeaways from the attempt to subvert the certification of the 2020 election.

President Biden has been explicit in using the violence to underscore the stakes of this year’s election.

“But now as time has gone on — politics, fear, money – have all intervened. And those MAGA voices who know the truth about Trump and January 6th have abandoned the truth and abandoned our democracy. They’ve made their choice. Now the rest of us – Democrats, Independents, mainstream Republicans – we have to make our choice. I know mine. And I believe I know America’s,” he said Friday.

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


  • The Dude

    January 6, 2024 at 2:49 pm

    Nikki Who? Oh that’s right Gancarski writes his negative stories on DeSantis and he still has the hots for Nikki. Go away Fried.

  • Gordon Dieterle

    January 6, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Go away Gancarski as well.

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Keep Kids Safe Advisor" American

    January 6, 2024 at 4:36 pm

    Good evening America,
    Sigh ….. this Fried woman is a total embarasment to the “Entire Great State of Florida”
    Her party line psyco-babble will not even garner ONE vote for thevl Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s and whichever “FOOL” the end up trying to “PROP UP” for POTUS.
    Earl Pitts Anerican

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Keep Kids Safe Advisor" American

      January 6, 2024 at 4:40 pm

      Just a quick note to my employee Rick Whittaker:
      I, Earl Pitts American, need your fake leftist followup wacky commentary to hammer my “Sage Wisdom” home to our “Beloved Readership”. Please report for work ASAP.

  • Truth hurts MAGA

    January 6, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    The TRUTH is seen by simply watching the literal ATTACK by the people wearing TRUMP outfits, trump flags , attacking the Police they claim to respect, trashing the Capitol that we pay taxes to maintain, and did it all at the direction of a grifter who made money from FOREIGN countries , has been convicted of RAPE and FRAUD .TRUTH

  • Impeach Biden

    January 6, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Where is that goofball that claims Gancarski is a registered Republican?

    • Dont Say FLA

      January 6, 2024 at 6:45 pm

      Mr Gancarski appears to be a white guy in Florida, so chances should be 80% or great that he’s GOP, just speaking statistically.

      OTOH he can read and write, so I’m going to call it a 50/50 toss up, meaning he’s likely to be a reformed GOP, aka another one of us Independents who have no real representation and typically no good choice on the ballot.

      If he’s independent, he probably votes for the lesser of two evils. Which, most folks say, “What else can you do? Anything but D or R is a thrown away vote and we can’t have the [less preferred choice between D or R]s in power, now can we?”

      I say a vote for a D or an R is the thrown away vote. The only thing we can really vote for anymore is ballot access for folks that don’t join the “D vs R” ping pong game.

      Otherwise we continue voting D or R and get sucked back and forth in the center right of the world’s political spectrum which, both ways, sucks.

      • MH/Duuuval

        January 6, 2024 at 8:07 pm

        Don’t independents feel left out when they can’t vote in the primaries?

        • Dont Say FLA

          January 7, 2024 at 9:23 am

          It’s true in the most locked down, least free states like Florida, independent voters are left out of participating in the primary process.

          Other states may have open primaries where independent voters can show up at their polling place and spontaneously chose either of the primary tickets to vote.

          Independents feeling left out, that applies to the entirety of the two party system forced down our throats here in the so-called land of the free where a very limited few can get on the ballot in most states and it requires substantial cash meaning the typical candidate in the locked down political system in USA is already bought and sold before even taking office.

          On the plus side, I suppose, the locked down control of power shared by Democrats and Republicans, that does, um, hmm. What does that do for us that’s positive? I can’t think of much beyond “prevent potential confusion among the typically ignorant American voter”

    • Been posted more than once; it is what it is🤨

      January 6, 2024 at 9:08 pm

      Don’t you know how to look it up at voterrecords??? Do your homework!

      • Impeach Biden

        January 6, 2024 at 9:14 pm

        I knew the goofball would show up, under a different name of course. Gancarski is about as much of a Republican as Hamas are peaceful people.🤣

        • Dont Say FLA

          January 7, 2024 at 9:29 am

          Party affiliation means only which primary ticket you vote. That’s it. That’s all.

          In exchange for having to make an enduring pick for which primary ticket you are allowed to vote, you are subjected to telemarketing, postal, and door knocking campaigns from entities currently referred to as “PACs” which historically have been more commonly known as “scammers” like our very own Julia here on FA, and the Never Back Down PAC (among others) which also appears frequently here on FP.

  • Dont Say FLA

    January 6, 2024 at 6:51 pm

    Oh the plus side of another Trump victory in the electoral college, at least our problems with gun violence would soon fade.

    No US Constitution means no 2A. Newly installed dictators always means gun seizures. Yes, even you, MAGA gun owners. Especially you, TBH. You’re the ones who take action with your guns, right? Trump don’t care you supported him. He cares only that you’re a risky citizen for having a gun anymore now that he’s done with you.

    Is it worth it to say Hello to King Trump but being able to say goodbye to children shot at school, trading shot children for politicians, reporters, and outspoken private citizens being disappeared?

    We might find out. It’ll be interesting, at least.

  • Julia

    January 6, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    Make $280 per hour. Getting a job is not easy. In any case, you have access to a wealth of resources to help you with your work style. Become motivated to promote hundreds of jobs through job boards and vx20 career websites.

    Take a look at this……………………………..

  • MH/Duuuval

    January 6, 2024 at 8:11 pm

    Looks like the Denialists are out.

  • PeterH

    January 7, 2024 at 12:00 am

    In the upcoming general election anyone who votes for ANY CANDIDATE other than Joe Biden is in effect voting for Donald Trump.

    • The Dude

      January 7, 2024 at 8:36 am

      That’s correct. I am no fan of Trump, but Biden has full blown dementia and “Freedom” is incompetent as well.

      • MH/Duuuval

        January 8, 2024 at 10:18 pm

        DJT and Dee are both showing signs of the strain of being behind — Dee behind Trump and Trump about to be behind bars.
        Biden walks like a wooden man and displays his lifetime stuttering, but his thinking isn’t noticeably clouded like Dee and DJT.

    • Dont Say FLA

      January 7, 2024 at 9:35 am

      Thank you for the supporting example you’ve provided for my statement above about how people cast their “votes for the lesser of two evils. Which, most folks say, ‘What else can you do? Anything but D or R is a thrown away vote and we can’t have the [less preferred choice between D or R]s in power, now can we?'”

      I will repeat, yes a non-D, non-R vote might mean whichever of the D and R you find less palatable does take office, every loss by the other of the D and R changes the D and R (except obviously for today’s R’s who have doubled down on last time’s losing approach).

      Also, every vote that isn’t for a D or an R is a vote for future ballot access.

      Picking between R and D got us where we are. Think we’re in a great place where we pick between the rock or the hard spot every single time, always hoping for something different, yet nothing ever changes?

      • MH/Duuuval

        January 7, 2024 at 11:22 am

        This is nihilism, which led to J6, to name one recent example. You’ve worked this issue so diligently that you appear to want to minimize turnout.

        Pick a side depending on who you like the most, or hate the most. Florida laws allow us to change parties more frequently than some current legislators change their underwear — if the stink emanating from their pronouncements is any indication.

        This is especially the case when one party or another — in Florida that is usually the reigning GOP — closes the primary, so there is no general election.

        I have voted in GOP primaries AGAINST Reagan and W, but FOR a better GOP state attorney candidate. My vote obviously didn’t count for much in the presidential contests, but mine and other party-switchers did make the difference in an SA race between an extremist and a moderate.

  • Josie Coombs

    January 7, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    I agree impeach Biden and his whole family and cabinet . And whoever give him all the answers to the dumb questions he’s asked . He can’t answer them correctly. He gets tongue tied. How would any one want to reelect Joe Biden again he is the worst President this country has ever had. He has not done one good thing for this country everything President Trump fixed he ripped up his 1st hour in office. Thank the Lord I had the go9d since to Leave the Democratic Party because I don’t want to belong to a socialist communist Democrat Party. Your Biden doesn’t know what day it is or that he’s even president He is a very sick man in more ways than anyone knows about. Make sure you all know what your doing because he has destroyed my country which was a great country. If he gets to be president again by default and cheating our country will be China .Biden love China that’s who made him so rich. I don’t want my grandchildren to grow up in a communist country. Good Luck .

Comments are closed.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Sign up for Sunburn