(PartiallyPolitics.com) In Florida a local reporter was slammed for saying that her job was to try and make Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis “uncomfortable.”
In a live stream of an event in Jacksonville, First Coast News reporter Atyia Collins was heard discussing her role at the press conference. As she said her job was to “ask the tough questions” and make DeSantis “uncomfortable.” DeSantis was also attending that same event.
Later during the exchange, Collins noted that her web manager had pushed for her to “just run up to him” as he stepped off the stage and started badgering him by yelling questions. However, Collins said that she did not think that would work, especially as DeSantis is not a fan of the media.
Christina Pushaw, DeSantis rapid response director Christina, took to Twitter to speak about the “journactivist.”
During the event, DeSantis answered a number of questions from reporters. Collins tried to push him for answers on the “emptied” school bookshelves in Duval County after his administration set forth guidelines that would ban all types of pornographic material from children’s books. However, the governor said that this was a “fake narrative.” He added that all they were trying to do is to pretend that they did not “want books” at all, when in reality “they hadn’t even put the books out yet, to begin with.”
DeSantis’s office recently was also caught in a dispute with “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who had accused the governor of trying to erase black history by blocking the Ap African American studies course.
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