Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost (D-Fla.) said in an interview Sunday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) drumbeat of policies targeting Black, transgender and LGBTQ people are “fascism.”.
During an appearance on “CNN Newsroom,” host Jim Acosta asked Frost, the first Generation Z lawmaker to serve in Congress, about how Democrats should take on DeSantis.
“But we have to call it for what it is: He is abusing his power and using the state to target political opponents and political enemies.
And there’s a word for that, and it’s fascism, and we have to be honest about it.”.
But in a few years, it can be a problem for the nation,” Frost said of DeSantis’s political tactics.
“We need everybody to pay attention and talk about how he’s targeting trans folks, targeting not just Black history, but Black people in general, which is American history, and targeting marginalized communities across this entire state,” Frost added.
And I think that says a lot about the state of that party right now.”. »