Florida Dem Nikki Fired, a potential challenger of Gov. Ron DeSantis if she can defeat Charlie Crist in the primary, tweeted on Thursday that she’s “Never been a supporter of vaccine mandates or bans” and that she’s “said that publicly”:
Never been a supporter of vaccine mandates or bans. I have said that publicly
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) February 17, 2022
But, actually, she’s said the exact opposite. Via Defiant L’s:
— Defiant L’s (@DefiantLs) February 18, 2022
The original is still up:
I’ll say this until I’m blue in the face — our prosperity depends on public health. If businesses, especially those relying on group events, want to protect customers by requiring COVID vaccines, @GovRonDeSantis & the legislature shouldn’t be stopping them.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) April 29, 2021
She’s also all over the place on mask mandates. From August 2001:
Florida's Capital City and County @LeonSchools just mandated masks grades K-8th grade.
Thank you Superintendent Rocky Hanna.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) August 9, 2021
And in October 2001:
Ron DeSantis is lying to you about masks in schools. In every single case, kids were better off in school districts that required masks than school districts that did not.https://t.co/cJhXKUTMid
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) October 7, 2021
But in November 2001? “No mandates”:
Nikki, where are you on mask mandates? Yes or no?
How about vaccine mandates?
Yes or no.
I will wait! https://t.co/SsVs1dc3FS
— Billal99 (@Islandtinman) November 4, 2021
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) November 4, 2021
And she changed her mind a few weeks later:
.@POTUS is taking smart executive action on his first day, including:
These common-sense measures make America stronger.https://t.co/9TWT7GwUfb
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) January 20, 2021
Anyway, good luck on the campaign!