In a state with one of the highest Jewish populations in America, the revelation about Andrew Gillum, Florida’s Democrat candidate for governor’s anti-Israel ties couldn’t come at a worse time.
This week, America witnessed the worst mass killing of Jewish Americans in our nation, in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.
Breitbart News reports – GOP candidate for Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis is publically calling on his Democrat opponent, Andrew Gillum, to publically disavow the radical Dream Defenders organization.
“He will not disavow them because this is who he is,” stated DeSantis, speaking in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. “I mean when they are saying he is part of the movement they are not lying. He is one of them.”
The candidate not only called for Gillum to disavow Dream Defenders, DeSantis challenged his opponent to demand that the organization stop aiding Gillum’s election efforts from the outside.
DeSantis was referencing Gillum’s close personal and professional relationship with Dream Defenders, an anti-patriotic, anti-capitalism, anti-military, anti-police organization that has engaged in activist efforts to promote the boycott of Israel. Gillum has talked about aiding the group’s activism, signed the organization’s pledge referencing an anti-police document and has personally written in strong support of Dream Defenders and its co-founder, Phillip Agnew. In turn, Agnew himself recently described a close working and personal relationship with Gillum and said he considers Gillum to be “part of the movement.”
Dream Defenders Action Fund, the electoral and c4 nonprofit arm of Dream Defenders, was part of a progressive coalition that reportedly committed $3.5 million to help Gillum’s campaign efforts.
DeSantis stated that “not only have they (Dream Defenders) endorsed him and they are helping him, but he endorsed them from the debate stage just a few months ago in the Democratic primaries. He did it unprompted.”
Indeed, Gillum was taped at a June debate saying that he is “pleased and proud” to have sneaked food to Dream Defenders activists during a 30-day sleep-in protest at the Florida State Capital, referring to a 2013 month-long anti-gun protest in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. “I hope you keep at it,” Gillum said of Dream Defenders activists during a June event.
Last week, an independent Jewish journalist, Laura Loomer made news when she was kicked out of a Gillum event by Gillum’s handlers. The campaign event was being hosted at a synagogue in Florida. Does this video lend credence to the anti-Jew claim against Democrat Mayor, and candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum?