The Miami Herald delivered a blistering rebuke from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday, with the potential failure of the GOP 2024 hopeful to outright condemn neo-Nazi demonstrations in Orlando over the weekend.
In a scathing essay, the editors of the newspaper DeSantis tore to pieces for downplaying the far-right group as “bastards” and for the time questions about the protests turn into an attack about President Joe Biden and the Democrats.
“Condemn the Nazi protesters in Orlando, Governor Ron DeSantis. It’s that simple. Say they are horrible. Say they are despicable. Say they have no part in this society or this state. But no,” writes the board.
When DeSantis “had the chance to condemn these protesters, when he could have simply said that Nazis are bad people, when he could have made sure he didn’t cover those who hate, well, he didn’t,” he added. he to it. “And all the manufactured anger at the Democrats can’t cover up that telling silence.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.