Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was the obvious target of an attempted assassination attempt by a man driving his truck through a Pride parade in Florida.
According to Local10, Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said Wasserman Schultz was the target of the attack:
Trantalis said the truck missed Wasserman Schultz's car "by inches" before crashing through a gate and into a landscaping company.
He believes it was a deliberate attack on the Democratic congresswoman.
"This is a terrorist attack against the LGBT community," Trantalis told Local 10 News. "That's it. Hardly an accident. It was on purpose, it was willful, and it was directed against a specific person. Fortunately, they overlooked this person, but unfortunately they met two other people. "
DeSantis granted civilian immunity to anyone driving through DeSantis blocking a road. The incident at the Pride Parade was not a protest, nor was traffic illegally obstructed. Instead, someone who believed they might have immunity tried possibly to kill a member of Congress.
Governor DeSantis has signed one bad law after another to build his credibility with Trump's supporters, but he was warned before signing the law granting civilian immunity for running over protesters that his law would have deadly consequences.
Two people are dead because a local terrorist may have tried to kill MP Wasserman Schultz, but missed.
It would not surprise anyone if this attack turns out to be yet another example of Trump-inspired domestic terrorism, two people have lost their lives, and AG Garland must stay true to his word and federally prosecute this crime as an act of domestic terror.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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