Self-Described Florida Democrat Praises DeSantis’ Hurricane Response In Viral Video: ‘I’m Voting For DeSantis!’

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A video of a Florida man showed him saying, “That gas is here in Arcadia. I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but it’s here in Arcadia.”

He continued, “So, y’all know who we’re voting for. I don’t know about the rest of you motherf***ers, but I’m voting for DeSantis, and I’m a Democrat!”

“So y’all call it whatever the f*** you want to call it,” he added.

This video surfaced after a disputed report stated that relief aid was paused to the town of Arcadia while DeSantis surveyed the damage. desantis%3Futm_source%3Dfacebookutm_medium%3Dsocialutm_campaign%3Dbenshapiro

Florida Politics Publisher Peter Schorsch promoted the report from Michael Paluska at ABC Action News, titled “Civilians furious as relief operations paused while Governor Ron DeSantis toured hard-hit Arcadia.”

DeSantis Deputy Press Secretary Jeremy Redfern tweeted, “This is an absolute lie pushed by @MichaelPaluska and amplified by Peter. Not a single operation was paused while the Governor was on the ground. @DesotoCoSheriff and @JackBrewerBSI will confirm.”

The post from the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office stated: “Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and DeSoto County Sheriff Potter traveled by boat through areas in DeSoto tragically affected by Hurricane Ian.”

The post continued, “While they discussed plans moving forward, operations have stayed rolling the entire time. Citizens have received ice and various resources within the city, and supply operations on the river have been nonstop.”

Former NFL player Jack Brewer, who was also mentioned in Redfern’s tweet, was the other man seen in the viral video.

Brewer responded to the disputed claims from ABC Action News by posting the video clip again, writing, “This is a lie.”