He said racial protections conflict with the 14th Amendment.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is not limiting his redistricting disdain to a few proposed maps. The Governor at a press conference Tuesday made clear he wants Florida’s Fair Districts amendment thrown out in court.
DeSantis has said for weeks he intends to veto congressional maps approved by the Florida Legislature. Up until now, all arguments coming from his office centered on a single congressional district in North Florida. But in his most detailed public remarks on the issue, DeSantis on Tuesday laid out a legal argument that two 12-year-old Florida constitutional amendments stand in conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
“I think our dispute very well may lead to saying that Florida’s redistricting amendments are not consistent with the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause,” DeSantis said.