Democratic Florida State Rep. Kimberly Daniels, who is pushing a bill that would put the words “In God We Trust” in Florida public schools, has in the past made a series of controversial statements about slavery and Jews.
As documented by Patheos, a video compilation of Daniels’ past statements posted by the Freedom From Religion Foundation shows that she is not shy about making incendiary comments about racial and religious issues.
“I thank God for slavery,” she said in one clip. “If it wasn’t for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa worshiping a tree.”
“You can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews own everything!” she said in another.
Last year, Daniels also posted a bizarre video on Facebook Live in which she urged followers to pray for President Donald Trump while ranting about witches and warlocks.
Daniels’ bill mandating that all schools in Florida display a sign that reads “In God We Trust” sailed through the Florida House late last month, passing by a vote of 97 to 10. Daniels said at the time that the purpose of the bill is “so simple, just saying put a poster up to remind our children of the foundation of this country.”
Watch the video of Daniels’ most outrageous remarks below.
GOP Senate candidate suspended football player for one game — for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl: report
On Thursday, in an op-ed, the conservative Washington Examiner reported on an incident from Alabama Republican Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville's career as a football coach for Auburn University in 1999.
"When Clifton Robinson, the short but quick receiver from Naples, Florida, returned to the Auburn University football team in August 1999 after pleading guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor to avoid going to trial after being charged with the second-degree rape of a 15-year-old girl, first-year head coach Tommy Tuberville pledged to figure out the right punishment for him," wrote Siraj Hashmi. "'Clifton is back on the team,' Tuberville said. 'He and I will sit down today, and I'll tell him that we do things right around here, so he can expect there will be some punishment. What it is, I don't know yet.' That punishment ended up being a mere one-game suspension from the team's Sept. 4 season opener against Appalachian State. Auburn won 22-15."
Arizona Republican attacks Fauci and Birx for ‘undermining’ Trump with COVID-19 facts
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona set a record on Thursday, but one of the state's Republican representatives in Congress went to Fox News to urge the end of President Donald Trump's Coronavirus Task Force.
"I think that Birx and Fauci have gone well past their, their -- they've expired, their time of usefulness has expired," Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said.
"What they do, is when the president comes out and makes a policy -- because he is the president, he is the policymaker. When they come and make these statements that they make, they engender panic and hysteria and undermine what the president's doing. That's what I think's critical," they argued.
MSNBC’s Dr. Gupta blasts ‘weak leadership’ of GOP governors: ‘It’s too little too late’
On Thursday's edition of MSNBC's "Meet The Press," medical analyst Dr. Vin Gupta laid into Republican governors' mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic as new cases explode across the country.
"Dr. Gupta, we have the governor of Texas issuing an order for Texans to wear masks. Not seeing the same thing in Florida," said anchor Katy Tur. "What is your medical take?"
"I think it's too little, too late. Both in Texas and Florida," said Gupta. "Florida especially, given what is happening with day-to-day caseloads. If I was Governor DeSantis, you need to be thinking about how to save lives. That's bringing in portable ICUs, making sure you have enough dialysis nurses. This is potentially even mobilizing National Guard. I know we are not talking about military forces, reserves."