JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – AUGUST 28: Crime scene tape wraps around a pole near a Dollar General store where three people were shot and killed two days earlier on August 28, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. According to law enforcement, the shooter targeted the three Black victims because of their race. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Black supporters of Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis are pushing back against the media.
Michael, a Jacksonville resident, has defended DeSantis’ controversial education policies and has said the Biden administration is attacking the new policies, claiming they can “help the African American community.” “They’re pushing this thing because they’re trying to make us divided when we are trying to be united and trying to unite around these families,” the Florida representative said.
“The reality is the only time the liberal media is really concerned with African American murders is when it’s race-related… that’s unjust.”
Fontenot is one of 19 North Carolina legislators who endorsed DeSantis for president, while Michael is a fan of SB 1718—the Florida bill that requires businesses to check the immigration status of workers—cracking down on migrants being in the state illegally, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Heaven has borders,” Michael said during a vote. “Hell has none.”
Michael defended her governor after he was “booed” during a recent prayer vigil for the Jacksonville Dollar General shooting. “I think that it was not organic,” Michael said. “He didn’t have to come. But he came himself because that’s the man he is.”
Source: Black Enterprise