‘Shocking and Egregious’: Fort Myers Uses Public Resources to Promote Crist

The official City of Fort Myers account tweeted on Monday that Democrat Charlie Crist would be at the STARS Complex from 12:30-2 p.m. to help distribute “supplies and a warm lunch” to Hurricane Ian victims in need. Attached to the tweet was a front-and-center image of Crist’s campaign bus, with the election only a month away.

Jonathan Martin, Lee County GOP Chairman, shared his thoughts with Florida’s Voice, saying that the city “openly advocating” for Crist on social media was unacceptable. He continued that the move was “shocking and egregious considering what the people of Fort Myers are going through,” referencing Hurricane Ian.

“All taxpayer funded resources should be focused on the rescue efforts of our brave first responders and the recovery efforts of the entire City government to help those who are suffering the most.”

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Crist is already in hot water on this front, given his recent scandal asking Hurricane Ian victims for donations.

 

Later that same day, Broward removed the image of Crist, likely realizing their mistake.

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Floridians, however, didn’t forget.

 

The DeSantis War Room was quick to point out the scandal, as usual.

Governor DeSantis had been attacked online for simply wearing a vest with his campaign logo while assisting in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Occupy Democrats argued that DeSantis personally wearing this vest violates campaign rules.

If one is to apply this standard equally, The city of Fort Myers promoting Crist’s campaign bus is a flagrant and obvious violation. Rapid response director Christina Pushaw pointed out the double standard, which is now a mainstay of the modern political landscape.

The GOP Chair Jonathan Martin agreed and affirmed that he wouldn’t let the matter be swept under the rug.

“Whomever handles the social media accounts of the City must be immediately suspended and investigated for using government resources to advance the Democrat party and its candidates.”


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