Eight Democratic senators of Florida are seeking an apology from the state Gov. Ron DeSantis after his insensitive public comments linking Hispanic workers with the COVID-19 outburst in Palm Beach.
During a media conference in Tallahassee on June 16th, DeSantis referred to the migrant workers of Hispanic descent as “sardines” who travel to work across the county in stuffed up school buses. This, according to the governor, has eventually lead to “the Number 1” spread in the agricultural community of Florida.
Soon after these remarks, the Democrats issued a letter addressed to Gov. DeSantis, calling his speech a “shameful scapegoating” of an ethnic community. The letter calls Hispanic workers the backbone of Florida’s farming industry, which brings billions to the state’s economy every year.
The letter urges DeSantis to make a public apology for his inaccurate and hurtful comments.