Rarely does the opportunity to attack Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) go missed these days, but the Rev. Al Sharpton’s politicization at a funeral did not go unchecked when the governor’s team fired back at a cheap shot: “He is not afraid to speak the truth.”
Since the May 1 death of Jordan Neely on a New York City subway, corporate media, activists and race hustlers alike have gone out of their way to lionize the deceased while vilifying the man charged with second-degree manslaughter, former Marine Daniel Penny. Recently, DeSantis had doubled down on his vocal support of the veteran’s case as the George Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has built a reputation for political prosecutions.
Sharpton took umbrage with that support Friday as he railed during his eulogy for Neely at Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem, and peppered in extra shots about the governor’s efforts in the culture war.
“I know, Governor DeSantis, that you’re putting black history and LGBTQ and Latino out of the school, but I have a Bible to put in the governor’s office. Because apparently, you don’t know what the good Samaritan was. Jesus told the parable of the good Samaritan,” Sharpton said, a comment that would lead the governor’s team to fire back, “Save your breath…”
After having shared the crowdfunding site raising money for Penny’s legal defense, which has since neared $2.7 million in donations, the Florida executive had been asked to comment on his support after being criticized for it. Along with acknowledging “vets look out for other vets,” DeSantis opined about the case and how he believed the Marine acted in the best interest of his fellow passengers.
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“And I think to be able to step in as a good Samaritan and protect people, I think that that’s something that was the right thing to do, and I don’t think he should be prosecuted,” America’s Governor remarked. “I think you have a prosecutor there that sides with the criminal element over law-abiding citizens, and when people have the temerity to fight back against the criminal element, he goes after them.”
“Hopefully with him raising all this money, he’s going to be able to beat this case. I hope the charges are dropped but if they’re not, I think he’s going to be able to win in the end,” he added.
Sharpton’s opinion stood in stark contrast as he leveled, “when they choked Jordan, they put their arms around all of us,” as he blasted off on Penny being released on bail while remaining mum at the career criminals left to walk free among the people of New York.
“Who thought it was alright for this man to choke a brother to death and go home to see his family? Who gave the order it was alright to release him?” he demanded.
Siding with common sense and the American legal system that, despite the left’s best efforts, allows for the accused to remain innocent until proven guilty, DeSantis’ press secretary Bryan Griffin spoke up about Sharpton’s comments and told Fox News Digital, “Democrats never miss an opportunity to take a political jab and try to further divide our county — even at a funeral.”
“Save your breath, Rev. Sharpton,” he added. “These attacks simply don’t work on Governor DeSantis. He is not afraid to speak the truth.”
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