Nikki Fried serves as the one and only state-level Democrat in office in Florida. Today she announced that she has unilaterally suspended the Florida carry licenses of 22 people she claims were involved in the January 6th protest in Washington, D.C.. After all, who needs due process?
I just suspended the concealed weapons permits of 22 people involved in the insurrection against the United States of America instigated by Donald Trump on January 6, 2021.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) July 27, 2021
Of course, the mainstream media eagerly lapped up her pandering press release. The Hill reported it like this:
Florida Democratic official suspends concealed carry permits for 22 people tied to Capitol riot
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried moved on Tuesday to suspend the concealed carry licenses of 22 people charged in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“The deeply disturbing events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol on January 6th were sedition, treason, and domestic terrorism – and those individuals involved in the insurrection must be held accountable for attempting to subvert our democratic process,” Fried said in a statement.
Fried’s office did not specify which individuals would have their concealed carry licenses suspended, but so far, dozens of Floridians have been arrested in connection with the riot.
Sedition? Treason? Domestic terrorism? For entering the US Capitol as Capitol police held the door open for them? Okay. Anything you say, Nikki.
Notably, pinned to the top of her Twitter account rests her June 1st announcement that she intends to run against the very popular and successful Gov. DeSantis.
It’s time to break the rigged, corrupt system in Florida with #SomethingNew.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) June 1, 2021
Given how she can’t run a minor state-level office without ignoring due process rights and defaming her state’s residents merely for protesting, many should rightfully speculate whether Nikki Fried has the temperament or qualifications to serve as a janitor at Burger King. Or as a dog catcher.
After all, if she ignores gun owners’ due process rights today as a relatively minor state public official, just imagine the sort of free rein she would try to gobble up as governor.