As if Governor Ron DeSantis didn’t have enough scandal going on, with his kidnapping of Migrants, there is a strange new scandal breaking. Jeffery Moore is a Republican and was a member of the Gadsden County board of County Commissioners in Florida’s only majority black country. I say “was” because he has just resigned.
The reason he resigned might just be because of the photo. A photo surfaced showing him in full Ku Klux Klan regalia –a kkk robe and hood. He was appointed by DeSantis. Uh-oh.
And now people in the county are understandably very, very upset and are demanding answers. The Gadsden County Commissioner Brenda Holt explained that people in her county are deeply upset and are demanding DeSantis explain himself. “I’m concerned about young people seeing this,” she explained.
DeSantis, so far, has not offered an explanation. And the county wants him to take ownership of the situation and provide details. The Democrat obtained the picture, which shows Moore in the disgusting garb marked with the insignia of the Klan. In the background of the photo is a cardboard cutout of a skeleton.
How sweet There are other people milling about in the photo holding drinks. It is possible this was a costume party, although that’s no excuse. Whatever the reason for this sickening photo DeSantis will have to answer for this. He is the Governor. The buck stops with him.
The good news is Moore was only on the board for around two months as he was appointed in July. But now, residents in the county are outraged. Wouldn’t you be? DeSantis must address this picture and give the county — and the world — answers.
I will end this article with a wish for all Floridians to be safe during this time as Hurricane Ian bears down. We wish everyone in the sunshine state safety and well-being. You are in our prayers.