Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum called for the formation of a confederacy during an appearance on CNN, host Chris Cuomo loved the idea and said he had never “heard that before,” the Daily Wire reported.
“Gillum’s remark came after the media portrayed Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis as a racist after he warned Florida’s voters that embracing socialism would ‘monkey up’ the state’s economy.
“Cuomo asked how Gillum would pay for his socialist agenda, noting that the ‘costs are crippling.'”
“Well, let me tell you,” Gillum replied. “I think for Florida to move in that direction, we would have to do it as a confederation of states. We could not do it by ourselves solely here in the state of Florida because it would collapse the system. We would only attract the sickest of patients and it wouldn’t work.”
“I like that confederacy of states,” Cuomo replied. “I haven’t heard that before.”
My basic instincts tell me that if a Republican would have called for a confederacy, there would be a liberal outcry in the media.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum calls for a “confederation of states,” aka a confederacy.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo responds: “I like that confederacy of states. I haven’t heard that before.”
Imagine the media’s reaction if GOP candidate Ron DeSantis said this. pic.twitter.com/EnMJQHr5Ox
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