Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently criticized his opponent in the upcoming midterm elections, Representative Charlie Crist, for Crist’s harsh rebuke of DeSantis supporters.
Crist recently triumphed in the Democrat gubernatorial nomination, and he informed his supporters that he does not need or want the support of DeSantis voters.
Crist blasted DeSantis as “Anti-Freedom Ron” during a recent press appearance in St. Petersburg, where he claimed that DeSantis “doesn’t respect your freedom if you’re African American.”
Crist also added that individuals who support DeSantis “should stay with him.”
“I don’t want your vote,” Crist blared, “if you have that hate in your heart, keep it there.”
DeSantis remarked that Crist’s commentary was “contemptible,” labeling Crist a clear example of a political “chameleon.”
Crist began his political career as a Republican, though he left the GOP after he lost the 2010 Senate Primary race to Marco Rubio.
Crist subsequently ran for the Senate as an independent candidate, but he lost to Rubio in a three-way race.
The next moves undertaken by Crist include joining the Democrat Party and running for governor in 2014, though that plot also unraveled as Crist lost to Governor Rick Scott.
In 2016, Crist ran for Congress as a Democrat and finally triumphed after years of efforts to break back into a political position, efforts derided by DeSantis.
“This is his fifth decade running for office. He’s a typical career politician,” DeSantis informed Tucker Carlson with amusement, “[voters] support me because I kept the state open and protected their jobs.”