This past Saturday, Ron DeSantis, Republican Governor of Florida, issued extreme criticism towards the increasingly prevalent critical race theory that has been worming its way in and corrupting school curricula all across the nation. His statement covered his promise to go against any and all Republican school board candidates in the state of Florida who do not go against it.
While in an interview this past weekend on “Unfiltered with Dan Dongino,” DeSantis issued the promise to aim his “political apparatus” at any Republican school board candidates who show support for either mandatory masking for schoolchildren or critical race theory.
“Next week, I have my Commissioner of Education going to the Board of Education banning it, banning any departure from accurate history and following our standards,” DeSantis said to Bongina referencing critical race theory. “This is something we’ve got to stay on the forefront of.”
“We’re also, Dan, not going to support any Republican candidate for school board who supports critical race theory in all 67 counties or supports mandatory masking of schoolchildren,” DeSantis added on.
“As you said, these local elections matter. We are going to get the Florida political apparatus involved so we can make sure there’s not a single school board member, Republican, who ever indulges critical race theory,” continued DeSantis.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 6, 2021
Ryan Girdusky, a political consultant who just recently started the 1776 Project PAC in order to financially support the local school board candidates who seek to go against and abolish critical race theory, issued his praise of DeSantis for taking this stance. Girdusky told the Daily Wire, “Currently, Florida has over a dozen school districts in the state that push the 1619 Project and critical race theory. I believe he is serious about his intentions. He is the most popular Republican in the state and the 1776 Project PAC would gladly campaign on behalf of school board candidates who oppose critical race theory and have DeSantis’ endorsement.”
DeSantis has lead Florida to be the leading edge of states that are starting to fight back against critical race theory, which DeSantis has warned against by describing it as a “very harmful” type of “race-based” Marxism.
The Daily Wire, back in April, reported:
Asked to respond to the claim that America is “a systemically racist country,” DeSantis told Fox News host Laura Ingraham during a town hall that such a proposition is “a bunch of horse manure.”
“I mean, give me a break. This country has had more opportunity for more people than any country in the history of the world, and it doesn’t matter where you trace your ancestry from,” DeSantis said to applause from the audience. “We’ve had people that have been able to succeed.”
“And here’s the problem with things like critical race theory that they’re peddling,” DeSantis continued, pivoting to the controversial academic movement that some states such as Florida and Idaho have taken measures to ban from their public schools. “They’re basically saying all our institutions are bankrupt, and they’re illegitimate.”
“Okay, so how do you have a society if everything in your society is illegitimate?” asked DeSantis. “So it’s a very harmful ideology, and I would say, really, a race-based version of a Marxist-type ideology. So we’ve banned it in our schools here in Florida. We’re not going to put any taxpayer dollars to critical race theory, and we want to treat people as individuals, not as members of groups.”