Florida state Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, a Republican, isn’t giving up on his push to “cancel” the Sunshine State’s Democratic Party over its past support of slavery.
Earlier this month, Ingoglia filed the “Ultimate Cancel Act,” a measure that would direct the Florida Division of Elections to “immediately cancel the filings of a political party, to include its registration and approved status as a political party, if the party’s platform has previously advocated for, or been in support of, slavery or involuntary servitude.”
Speaking to Fox News Digital about the measure, Ingoglia said he’s “looking to cancel the Democratic Party because of pro-slavery positions in the past, but they’re doing a pretty good job of canceling themselves these days.”
Ingoglia, who has represented the state’s 11th District in the Florida Senate since 2022, announced last week that Democrat state Sen. Geraldine Thompson would be offering an amendment to the bill. The amendment, according to Florida Politics, would ban “any political party that has worked to suppress voting, thereby maintaining the last vestiges of slavery.”
“I wholeheartedly agree with Senator Thompson and I look forward to supporting this amendment in committee. As a matter of fact, I may even co-sponsor it,” Ingoglia said of the amendment in a statement. “Under Democrat leadership, Florida instituted a poll tax in 1885 that would stay in place for over 50 years. The idea of poll taxes and literacy tests is abhorrent, and yet the Democrats have not only endorsed these ideas, they passed these laws and enforced these atrocities for decades. Another great reason the Florida Democrat Party should be canceled.”
In taking aim at Ingoglia’s proposed measure, Thompson said: “Voters did not send us to Tallahassee to engage in sophomoric games.”
“I’ve watched leftist Democrats look to cancel people, places and things, tearing down monuments, changing names of buildings. But all of that was because of something that happened a couple hundred years ago, and a lot of it was tied to slavery,” Ingoglia told Fox. “This bill is basically holding the Florida Democrat Party accountable, also, because it was Democrats who actually adopted pro-slavery positions in their actual party platforms.”… (Read more)