April 21, 2022

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Statement on Florida Legislature Approving DeSantis’ Proposed Congressional Map

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement about the Florida Legislature passing Ron DeSantis' proposed Congressional Map. 

“Once again, DeSantis is showing Florida voters that he is governing the state as a dictator.

“DeSantis bullied the Florida Legislature into approving his Republican-leaning congressional map during special session. It is alarming that state legislators cannot fulfill their constitutional duties without political meddling. 

“Florida House Democrats demonstrated courage today by protesting the DeSantis’ drawn map on the floor. They comprehend that this map violates the Voting Rights Act along with the U.S. and Florida Constitutions.

“Minority voters in Florida deserve congressional representation. It is astounding that someone tasked to lead the state is playing partisan politics for his own political aspirations.”