Ron DeSantis is, of course, the Republican nominee for Governor of Florida. He was also, until the day after he was nominated, an administrator of the Tea Party Facebook Group. Other Tea Party group administrators included Corey Stewart, the notorious white supremacist Republican candidate for US Senate from Virginia and Kelli Ward who was John McCain’s Republican primary opponent two years ago. All three have been endorsed by Donald Trump at one point or another.
The same day that Ron DeSantis made his famous monkey gaffe on Fox TV, DeSantis, Stewart and Ward’s names disappeared from the administrator list, but as you can see, there is ample evidence of their leadership positions within the group.
It is worth looking at some of the Tea Party postings that happened while Ron DeSantis, Kelli Ward and Corey Stewart were group administrators. Here are some examples of the group’s thoughts about the late Senator John McCain. You can click on most of these images and go straight to the place on the Tea Party Group Facebook page where you can find the original post and all the comments that Tea Party members have made on that post.
The Tea Party Facebook has some strong opinions about President Barack Obama and his family
The Tea Party Facebook group that Ron DeSantis administered has opinions about the kids who survived the shootings at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.
In June of this year, somebody made a crank call to the Broward County Sheriff. They falsely reported that there was an active shooter at David Hogg’s house. The danger here is that the police arrive at the scene expecting to find an armed bad guy. Nobody at the house expects police. It is extremely easy for innocent people to get hurt in such a situation. The Tea Party group on Facebook postulated that David Hogg called the SWAT team on himself in order to get attention.
Ron DeSantis, the Trump endorsed Republican nominee for Governor of Florida was until just a few days ago, an administrator of the Facebook group that published these posts and a whole lot more. I think Alan Ehrlich is correct to ask if Republicans know who they nominated. See Alan’s post https://www.bluebroward.org/2018/08/30/do-republicans-have-any-idea-who-desantis-is/