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Exclusive: Democrat Florida AG Candidate Says He Knows Ron DeSantis Is A ‘Fascist’ Because His ‘Great Grandparents Died In Nazi Germany’

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A Florida lawyer issued quite the controversial tweet on Monday to draw attention to his campaign for Attorney General of Florida.

Daniel Uhlfelder of Walton County, Florida tweeted out, “My great grandparents died in Nazi Germany. I know a fascist when I see one. Ron DeSantis is a fascist.” 

In the replies to Uhlfelder’s tweet people asked him to give examples of how DeSantis is a fascist but none were given.

In a prior tweet, Uhlfelder complained about DeSantis’s recent veto of a $35 million dollar Tampa Bay Rays facility.

Days before the veto, the Rays made anti-Second Amendment statements on Twitter and donated $50k to a gun control lobbying group. 

Uhlfelder also complained about the Governor’s urging of the Special Olympics to allow all qualified athletes to participate, including unvaccinated ones. 

Uhlfelder tweeted, “Ron DeSantis loves Nazis and hates the Special Olympics.” The Special Olympics dropped their vaccine requirement for it’s USA Games in Orlando after realizing a state law would have cost them $27 million in fines for enforcing their mandate. 

RELATED: Report: After Anti-Gun Stunt, Ron DeSantis Will Veto $35 Million Facility For Tampa Bay Rays

A Publicity Stunt?

The liberal mantra of “any political opponent of mine is a fascist/ racist” might appeal to their base, but it does not work on the majority of voters who are concerned with policy issues.

Uhlfelder’s ad hominem attacks on DeSantis look more like a publicity stunt to raise funds for his campaign considering some tweets calling DeSantis a fascist or Nazi are accompanied by a link to donate $5 to Uhlfelder’s campaign.

He is thrilled with the attention his fascist tweet is garnering. He posted a follow-up tweet claiming “the right wing mob” is coming after him for the tweet but that he won’t back down. This is followed by another campaign donation link. 

Publicity stunts seem to be Uhlfelder’s thing. During the height of the pandemic lockdowns in 2020 he was featured on a local news segment for visiting Florida beaches dressed as the grim reaper and telling people to go home to stay safe from COVID-19.

He talks about this stunt in a video he posted to social media when he announced his candidacy for Florida Attorney General in March.

In the video he says:

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“When people are being oppressed or left out or made to feel like their lives don’t matter it’s not in my DNA to let it slide.

“There’s a lot of bullying going on right now. What do you expect when these are the faces of Florida’s leaders? That’s why I’m running for the Attorney General of Florida.”

RELATED: Florida Gov. DeSantis Ramps Up Effort To Fight Against Woke Agenda In State Universities

Uhlfelder’s tweets range from calling for increased gun control to complaining about Florida’s COVID data. He certainly is a man on a mission, but it’s hard to imagine he will gain much traction.

That’s the difference between democracy and fascism — that thing where the voters decide who they want to have making the rules.

Uhlfelder seems to forget that DeSantis is enacting legislation voted on by a legislative body filled with individuals who were also voted in to make those decisions. Perhaps Uhlfelder will learn more about Florida’s democracy in November. 

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When Vicki Baker cleared out her home in McKinney, Texas, in 2020, she filled two 40-foot dumpsters with her belongings. It wasn’t the way she’d pictured emptying the house as she prepared to begin retirement in Montana. But there was little else to be done with her tear-gas stained items after a SWAT team careened through her fence, detonated explosives to blow her garage door off its hinges, smashed several windows, and drove a BearCat armored vehicle through her front door to apprehend a fugitive that had barricaded himself inside.

A federal jury last week decided that Baker is entitled to $59,656.59 for the trouble. It’s both a controversial and surprising decision. Normally, people like Baker get nothing.

In July 2020, Wesley Little arrived at Baker’s house with a 15-year-old girl he’d kidnapped. Little had previously worked for Baker as a handyman, though she had fired him about a year and a half earlier after her daughter, Deanna Cook, expressed that something may be awry. Cook answered Little at the door that day; having seen him on recent news reports, she left the premises and called the police.

The girl was released unharmed. But Little refused to exit the home, so a SWAT team arrived and began to tear the house down around him in a process known as “shock and awe.”

They then kindly left Baker with the bill. “I’ve lost everything,” she told me in March 2021. “I’ve lost my chance to sell my house. I’ve lost my chance to retire without fear of how I’m going to make my regular bills.” Those bills include treatment for stage 3 breast cancer.

Yet the only thing perhaps more absurd than a jury having to force the government’s hand in recompensing her is that Baker almost did not have the privilege to bring her case before one. Federal courts in similar cases have ruled that the government can usurp “police powers” to destroy your property and avoid having to pay it back under the Takings Clause of the 5th Amendment, which is supposed to provide a remedy for such circumstances.

After the ordeal, Baker sought that remedy through her home insurance, which stipulated that they are not on the hook if it is the government’s fault. And though the government didn’t deny being at fault, per se, they did deny that Baker was a victim, sending her on her way with a ravaged home, thousands of dollars in destroyed personal possessions, and a dog that went deaf and blind from the chaos that July day.

In November of last year, Baker’s luck began to turn. A federal judge denied the city of McKinney’s motion to dismiss her case. In April, that same jurist, Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, described the interpretation of the law barring Baker from suing as “untenable.” And last week, the jury handed down their ruling. The city may appeal, which will delay any payout.

In coming to his decision, Mazzant invoked another unfortunate case: that of the Lech family, who had their $580,000 home ruined by a SWAT team as they pursued an unrelated shoplifter who broke in. Greenwood Village, Colorado, did more for them than McKinney would do for Baker, forking over all of $5,000. A federal court ruled that the family could not sue, and the Supreme Court declined to take up the case.

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“Even though a number of federal courts have gone the wrong way on this issue, they’ve done so with very cursory analysis,” says Jeffrey Redfern, an attorney at the Institute for Justice, the public interest law firm shepherding Baker’s case. He says this new ruling is different and should “be the one that everyone is looking at” as similar situations continue to pop up.

It does not set a precedent, however. “In this case, we put the city claims agent on the stand,” notes Redfern, “and she said, ‘Yep, I denied the claim, and I deny every claim like this, and if this happened tomorrow I would deny it again.’” Unfortunately for people like Vicki Baker, this will continue to be a familiar story.

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The 1/6 Committee has subpoenaed one of the people who knows the intimate details of Trump’s coup plot, former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.

The AP reported:

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena Wednesday to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who has been linked to meetings in which lawyers debated strategies to overturn former President Donald Trump’s election loss.

The Committee said that it required Cipollone’s testimony after obtaining other evidence about which he was “uniquely positioned to testify.”

Pat Cipollone Can Testify To The Plot To Overturn The Election

According to Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, Cipollone has intimate and wide-ranging details about the plot to overturn the election. Hutchinson testified that Cipollone warned that if Trump went to the Capitol, they would be charged with every crime imaginable.

Trump was already falling apart after Hutchinson’s testimony, and he could be in for a double whammy if his former White House Counsel testifies. The White House Counsel is not a personal lawyer to the president but represents the institutional interests of the Executive Branch.

If Cipollone testifies, it will be the bombshell that will level the rubble that was already smoldering after Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony.

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