DeSantis Aide Blasts Hochul for Exploiting Holocaust Event to ‘Launch Cheap Attacks’

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 file photo, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge’s ruling that the governor exceeded his authority in ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The governor’s lawyers took their case Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 to the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

FLORIDA (Yaakov M / VINnews) — A spokeswoman for Governor Ron DeSantis blasted New York Governor Kathy Hochul for exploiting a Holocaust event to score political points.

On Wednesday, Hochul appeared at an event celebrating a new law that will require schools to expand education about the Holocaust. She used the appearance to bash the Florida Governor in front of an elderly Jewish crowd.

Hochul told the audience, which included Holocaust survivors: “I just want to say to the 1.77 million Jews who call New York home: Thank you for calling New York home. Don’t go anywhere or to another state. Florida is overrated. I shouldn’t say this, but look at the governor. It starts at the top down.”

Hochul then made light of the tasteless remarks, saying: “Getting in trouble — gotta stay on script,” before introducing Holocaust survivor Celia Kener.

In response, the DeSantis campaign accused Hochul of launching “cheap attacks.”

“An event about Holocaust education is not the time to launch cheap attacks at a fellow governor,” spokeswoman Lindsey Curnutte said in an email. “Kathy Hochul’s tasteless comments were offensive to thousands of Jewish people who are fleeing her state because of New York’s oppressive taxes, shuttered businesses, crime-infested cities, and needless mandates.”

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