April 11, 2022

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Statement on Florida Legislature Caving to DeSantis on Redistricting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement about the Florida Legislature deferring to Ron DeSantis to draft the latest congressional map. 

“The Florida Legislature is caving to the intimidation of DeSantis and his desire to create additional Republican seats in Congress by eliminating minority-access districts.

“Previously, the Florida Supreme Court scolded the Florida Legislature for injecting partisan politics into the reapportionment process. Florida voters were hopeful that legislators would have learned their lesson. They did not.

“Again, I am not surprised, but disappointed with the Legislature’s inability to fulfill their constitutional duties as elected officials without political interference from DeSantis.”