As Gov. Ron DeSantis sets his sights on a gubernatorial reelection bid in 2022, an attorney who’s been critical of the governor has launched a “Remove Ron” political committee to raise funds and unseat DeSantis.
Daniel Uhlfelder, known as the ‘grim reaper’ lawyer because of his attempts to close Florida beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, is behind the new political committee that alleges failures by DeSantis to curb the virus and other concerns.
The group released a short video on Wednesday to encourage residents to join the “Remove Ron” movement, saying “DeSantis failed Florida” and it’s “time to remove Ron.”
On its website, the committee alleges a “record of failure,” including more than 26,000 resident COVID deaths, Florida’s troubled unemployment system, “blind loyalty” to former President Donald Trump, who has been impeached for the second time and “a notable disparity between vaccine access for white communities compared to communities of color.”
I received the PAC’s first e-mail today:
I’ll have a lot more to cover on this race but for now, check out Francisco Alvarado’s piece on The Daily Beast about how DeSantis has turned Florida into a COVID-19 nightmare: