MSNBC host Joy Reid declared the state of Florida as a “beachhead” to Nazism and a “huge source of extremism.”
During her show “The Reid Out” on Thursday, Reid said:
“Florida is not the Florida people used to think of as lots of oranges, beaches, and Disney.”
“Florida is now home to one of the largest concentrations of extremist groups in the country. It has now become a beachhead for racial extremism, Nazism, open Nazism,” she added.
“People marching in the streets even in places like South Florida places like Orlando. It has become a kind of headquarters; the Proud Boys have a huge base in Florida, in Miami-Dade County,” Reid said.
“They have members on the Broward County school board. They have essentially taken over the Miami-Dade Republican Party,” she added.
“So Florida is in many ways a place where the danger to the country; how many Floridians were there on January 6? A lot. They are a huge source of extremism and pro-Trump extremism specifically.”
“Also, I will add one more thing; it’s also a state now where you can carry a firearm without a permit.”
“I will note the Governor of Florida is no longer Jeb Bush, who you can say whatever you want about his policies, but he was a rational actor,” Reid continued.
“The governor is now somebody whose entire base of their presidential campaign is hate and grievance and rage.”
Similarly, last month, Democratic political strategist and MSNBC talking head Aisha C Mills claimed that Florida is “about to be a terrorist state” as far as LGBTQ+ and black people are concerned.
Mills made the bizarre claims during an appearance with host Nicolle Wallace on the network.
The two were discussing a publicity stunt, ‘travel advisory ‘by NAACP, which said Florida was “openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals.”
It further claimed:
“The travel advisory comes in direct response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools.”
Mills called the move “extremely clever.”
“I just took my family to spring break in Florida recently, and I think about all of the folks who travel there for sun and joy and peace and restoration,” Mills said.
The Democratic strategist stated that the NAACP warning will remind those people that “actually, this is getting to the point where Florida is about to be a terrorist state to many of us here in America.”