Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis had some harsh words for Democrat gubernatorial opponent Charlie Crist for selecting as his running mate Karla Hernández-Mats, a former teachers’ union boss with an intensely checkered history.
“They cared more about the power of their union than they did about the best interest of these kids. That is disgraceful,” DeSantis said at a recent press conference. “You do not put union politics ahead of middle school students who are in danger of being sexually abused … that’s disqualifying to be in any political office, much less Lieutenant Governor of Florida.”
Crist announced his selection of Hernández-Mats, former president of United Teachers of Dade County (UTD), last weekend, eliciting amazement from DeSantis supporters over the electoral judgment of selecting a teachers’ union official in the current political climate, particularly one with her record. Read more…