Charlie Crist’s running mate’s attack on DeSantis for ‘banning books’ is a hilarious hot mess

When the 2022 midterm elections are in the record books, one of the best things that may be looked back upon in the state of Florida is sure to be Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s choice for a running mate — the best thing for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Crist tapped Karla Hernandez, president of the United Teachers of Dade, as his lieutenant governor nominee — the DeSantis camp sometimes refers to her as “Karla Marx” because of her radical left views. And those views were on display in a video attacking DeSantis for “banning books,” claiming Florida is ranked second in the country in banning books.

“Which means we are the ones that keep kids, or people, from having access to knowledge. And we know that knowledge is power,” Hernandez said in the clip, before going through a 5th grade math book to theorize on why it was banned.

But the video didn’t last long, because Hernandez quickly deleted it.

“Charlie Crist’s running mate #KarlaMarx deleted this video 20 minutes after posting it, but not fast enough,” the DeSantis campaign happily shared.

The Democrat would repost the video — apparently, the teachers union chief misspelled “knowledge” — but posting the video a second time may have been an even greater mistake.

In one ridiculous example where Hernandez injects motive, based on her political views, she reads, “’Juan gets 6 dollars for his weekly allowance and spends four. His sister Tina gets 7 dollars.’ Girls shouldn’t make more money than Juan. We know why this was banned.”

Another example cited was a person named “Dan” owning a flower shop. However, she failed to go on the record to say that these specific questions were a factor in the book supposedly being banned.

As for books being banned, the left’s social justice agenda was a contributing factor — to include their ongoing campaign to sexual children.

“The Florida Department of Education cites Critical Race Theory as a primary reason for many math textbooks’ exclusion,” Florida Jolt reported. “The FDE excluded other books for utilizing Common Core strategies that weren’t up to Florida’s standards and the shoehorning of Social Emotional Learning into inappropriate mediums like math textbooks.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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