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“When you separate a person from their creator and reduce their identity to a group, sexual preference, or skin color, you often create a victim in search of a villain, which becomes a community organizer euphemistically, an agitator historically, and a Marxist ultimately.”
— — Eddie Speir, one of six conservatives Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed to the board of Sarasota’s New College of Florida, in an email to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Speir has used Twitter to promote conspiracy theories about climate change and COVID, according to Axios Tampa Bay.
“Is it your Russian immigrant status that makes you treat people like this?”
— Martin Hyde (R), who is running in Florida’s 16th congressional district, was caught on police body camera threatening to end an officer’s career because she pulled him over for a traffic stop.