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GOP Establishment Tries to Roadblock DeSantis’s America First Agenda In Florida

America First Congressman Matt Gaetz Comes to DeSantis’ Defense by Attacking Establishment Republicans

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Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made implementing E-Verify a major policy point of his gubernatorial administration.

As VDare reported, however, he faces considerable challenges in seeing this program through.

One of them being opposition from within his party.

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For example, Republican Senate Bill Galvano opposes E-Verify because it supposedly has a negative impact on business.

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Galvano stated last month, “I don’t support having the requirement that everyone (use) E-Verify. It’s putting an additional responsibility on non-government officials.”

The Senate President’s opposition to E-Verify will likely lead to a watered-down E-Verify bill.

Another Republican state senator put forward a bill that would only limit mandatory E-Verify usage to government agencies and contractors. Private companies would not be covered under this mandate.

This would gut DeSantis’ original plan, since it’s primarily private companies who hire illegal immigrants, not the government.

Galvano’s weak-kneed establishment ways don’t just end there.

BLP covered how Galvano wants to pass gun control and broaden the scope of background checks in Florida. He has also received money from Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control groups as well.

Galvano is as establishment as they come.

The America First stalwart and upstart Congressman Matt Gaetz isn’t pleased with Galvano’s political shenanigans.

“What is shameful is that we have Republican leaders in the state Senate who have already come out in opposition to Gov. DeSantis’ E-Verify proposal,” Gaetz said recently..

Governor DeSantis has done a solid job so far in his term in office by clamping down on sanctuary cities, signing teacher carry into law, and championing solid economic deregulation measures. However, he must be ready to take the gloves off when dealing with establishment types such as Galvano if he wants to see his entire agenda fully enacted.

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Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse

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Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.

The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer,  posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail. 

In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”

This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.

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Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”

She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”

The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”

Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”

Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”

At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.

It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks. 

Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?

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