Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) ridiculed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as a “loser” who is “waging battles at a loss” after a week of criticism from both sides over his new educational standards was exposed to the state.
MSNBC’s Zinhle Essamuah asked about the Democrat’s reaction to DeSantis, who appears to be “on the defense,” in an interview with Crockett Saturday. Florida faces a scrutiny standards that say Students were to be taught that enslaved people had the opportunity to develop skills that “could be used for their personal gain”.
“Okay, first off, Ron DeSantis is a loser,” replied Crockett, who previously described the Florida governor as “ignorant fool.”
“He’s going to keep fighting these losing battles,” Crockett said. “He got lucky and became governor of Florida, and he just brought Florida down.”
Crockett adds her name to a list of politicians who have criticized the Republican presidential nominee for his administration’s educational standards.
Vice President Kamala Harris criticized the DeSantis administration for replacing “history with lies.” Sen. Tim Scott (RS.C.), who is running against DeSantis for president, stated that there is “no silver lining in slavery,” while Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Florida) also stated the same requested an adjustment to the standards.
DeSantis, in a tense interaction with a reporter who asked if there were “useful aspects” to slavery, claimed that it “isn’t what’s in the curriculum.”
Crockett noted that DeSantis fought battles with black Republicans and Mickey Mouse before asking him to pull out of the presidential campaign.
“Ron DeSantis needs to relax a bit, and he honestly needs to take a break from campaigning,” she said.
Crockett, who is black, also expressed surprise that black Republicans criticized educational standards because they didn’t have “very much to say” about the DeSantis war against the so-called critical race theory in the state.
“That was just the next level — they decided they’re going to whitewash themselves and totally pretend that slavery was an advantage for black people,” Crockett said. “And my only question is how many of them today are willing to submit to slavery, if that is the case, if they seek the same good advantages that black people have suffered?” I’ll wait for them to sign up.”