I told you, very delicious tea. And DeSantis was not let off the hook easily at all. Moderator Todd McDermott apparently had time to shake the table Wednesday evening as well, asking DeSantis about his ties to extremist groups including the David Horowitz Freedom Center, which was founded by David Horowitz, who has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “driving force of the anti-Mulsim, anti immigrant and anti-black movements.” “You’ve made appearances at four of David Horowitz’s Freedom Center events,” McDermott said, starting out with a hard bat. “Again, four separate times, four speeches. Among some of Mr. Horowitz’s statements, quoting here, ‘This country’s only serious race war is against whites…’” “You can play the McCarthyite game—” DeSantis said, cutting in. “I’ll ask the questions, it’s not a McCarthy game,” McDermott bit back. “Wait for the question, sir. He also said, ‘If blacks are oppressed in America, why isn’t there a black exodus?’ Now, in 2015 in your speech before the Freedom Center, you said of Mr. Horowitz, ‘David has done great work, and I’ve been an admirer. I’ve been to these conferences in the past, and I’ve been a big admirer of an organization that shoots straight, tells the American people the truth, and is standing up for the right thing. Those are his words—” “He had not even made those statements then,” DeSantis interrupted again, arguing. “Yes he had, sir,” McDermott politely corrected. “The first statement was made—” “Well, how the hell am I supposed to know every single statement that somebody makes?” DeSantis said in obvious ill-tempered frustration as the crowd gasps in shock.
As my grandmother used to say — a hit dog will holler. pic.twitter.com/kC34Ldd0is— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 25, 2018
Wow, well that was some reaction. But what was it that Gillum’s grandma used to always say? Oh that’s right. A hit dog will holler.
Ron DeRacist loses it when the moderator asks about his four speeches at the far-right wing David Horowitz Center.— Grant Stern (@grantstern) October 25, 2018
If you want to be Governor, how the hell can you NOT know who you're publicly praising?
The "it" Ron lost is the campaign.#FlGovDebatepic.twitter.com/67wxxS6gXn