- At a press conference on Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated simply: ‘You loot, we shoot’
- While at another event on Friday, DeSantis reminded any potential looters that Florida is a Second Amendment state adding: ‘In Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home
- There have been sporadic reports of looting in Fort Myers, Tampa and Naples
- Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody weighed in saying that her office would seek the ‘ longest pretrial detention possible to keep them locked up so they cannot commit new crimes’
Vice President Kamala Harris was slammed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ rapid response director Christina Pushaw after the former senator made racially charged comments regarding the release of federal relief funds following Hurricane Ian.
Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday, Harris said that it was people of color and lower-income communities who are ‘most impacted by these extreme [weather] conditions.’
She went on: ‘We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity.’
Harris added: ‘Understanding not everyone starts out at the same place, and if we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we have to take into account those disparities.’