Fabiola Santiago: On anniversary of Capitol attack, Florida’s Gov. DeSantis dishonors democracy

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Miami Herald

Brash Gov. Ron DeSantis has Florida hanging on his every word, because that’s what autocrats do best, command all the attention and suck the oxygen out of the room of friends and foes. And so, on the day the nation marked the first anniversary of the unthinkable — democracy attacked by America’s own sons and daughters — DeSantis dishonored the moment with crass words, deflection and denial. “A politicized Charlie Foxtrot,” the governor called during an early-morning COVID briefing Thursday in West Palm Beach, what hadn’t even taken place yet in Washington: President Joe Biden’s eloquent defens…

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