DeSantis asserted that his campaign program aims to reduce the number of federal civil servants.
Likewise, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) President Everett Kelley said that “DeSantis’ threat…” “It is dangerous, heinous, shameful and disqualifying to slit the throats of federal employees,” and urged the governor to “retract his irresponsible statement.”
Reactions were also echoed by former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who acknowledged that while DeSantis’ words “sold out in the old world of ‘cruelty’ in the old world of the Right, they were ‘a really bad statement’.”
“Violent and inflammatory language like this can have very real and very dangerous consequences,” tweeted Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner.
Federal employees do challenging and often thankless jobs that keep our country running. Incendiary, violent language like this can have very real, very dangerous consequences.https://t.co/sEJDinH3tg
—Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) August 3, 2023
The Republican nominee pointed out that drug traffickers who bring drugs into the United States across the border with Mexico would be severely punished, local media reported.
DeSantis, who is second in most averages in most averages by more than 30 points to Donald Trump, has been trying to jump-start his campaign in recent weeks after firing staff, including a conservative author who was a created a video ad that included a Nazi symbol.
With information from RT