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Why Did Ron DeSantis Appoint a Pro-Mask Democrat to Broward County Commission?


Ron DeSantis has performed admirably fighting against vaccine passports, school mask mandates, and lockdowns.

The Florida governor spearheaded a special legislative session to implore lawmakers to combat the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional mandates.

The GOP-led legislature passed four anti-mandate bills that DeSantis signed into law in Brandon, Florida.

House Bill 1 banned COVID-19 jab mandates for government employees.

Private employers can no longer enforce COVID-19 jab mandates unless they offer exemptions for medical reasons, religious beliefs, proof of immunity, pregnancy, or a mask & testing alternative.

House Bill 1 also banned mask and COVID-19 jab mandates to attend, a huge victory for Florida children.

House Bill 7B was another monster victory since it removed the authority of the State Health Officer to order vaccination of individuals upon a declaration of a public health emergency.

That provision in the anti-vaccine passport bill DeSantis signed earlier this year was a major red flag, and I’m thrilled it was addressed.

Another recent action from Governor DeSantis has raised eyebrows from conservatives.

Last week, DeSantis made two appointments to fill soon-to-be vacant seats on the Broward County Commission.

One of those appointments was Jared Moskowitz, a pro-mask fanatic Democrat, and Governor DeSantis received flack from some conservatives.

The Miami Herald covered the appointment:

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday appointed Jared Moskowitz and Torey Alston, two individuals who have served in top posts of his administration, to fill two soon-to-be vacant seats on the Broward County Commission.

Moskowitz, the former director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and Alston, the Florida Department of Transportation’s chief of staff, will replace Broward Commissioners Dale Holness and Barbara Sharief, who resigned to run for Congress earlier this year. The seats were going to be vacant in January.

“I think both Torey and Jared are going to put the folks here in the community and their needs first,” DeSantis said at a news conference in Fort Lauderdale. “I don’t think they are going to use their positions to posture or to get involved in kind of useless political fights.”

Moskowitz, a Parkland Democrat who served as a Parkland commissioner for six years before he was elected to the state House in 2012, was tapped by DeSantis in December 2018 to serve in the Republican governor’s administration. He led the state’s logistical response to the coronavirus pandemic and hurricanes up until April of this year, when he stepped down from his post to spend more time with his family in South Florida.


DeSantis noted that his decision to appoint Alston and Moskowitz to the commission — in a Democratic stronghold — was based, in part, because they have “demonstrated records of putting service above self” and an ability to work across the aisle.

“Local government stuff is very important. If you look around the country, these local governments have really gone off the rails, and a lot of it is when you have one-party rule,” DeSantis said. “This is a result of policies. This is a result of ideology trumping the needs of the community. And so these are very important decisions.”

Maybe Jared Moskowitz’s appointment is a reward for his prior work in the DeSantis Administration?

Or, could it be a simple effort by DeSantis to ensure bipartisanship in the Broward County Commission?

However, Moskowitz’s mask fanaticism drew criticism from conservatives and sparked fears of Broward County enforcing a mask mandate.

Let’s take a closer look at his Twitter page.

Moskowitz calls himself MASKowitz, and his profile picture depicts him and a young child wearing a mask.

Here are a few other tweets that will make DeSantis supporters surprised about the appointment:

Patrick Howley raised questions about the appointment in Big League Politics:

Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis has appointed a fanatical pro-mask Democrat to the Broward County Commission, marking the second time that DeSantis has appointed this leftist ideologue to a high-ranking position after previously hiring him as the director of the state’s Division of Emergency Management. Jared Moskowitz, a former Democrat state representative who identifies himself on Twitter as “Jared MASKowitz,” snared the coveted DeSantis appointment for an open Broward County Commission 8th district seat. This means that leftist mask cultist Moskowitz will have the advantage of incumbency when he comes up for re-election in 2022 if he chooses to run.

DeSantis also appointed a Republican named Torey Alston to replace a Democrat in Broward County’s ninth district commission seat. Though DeSantis has gained popularity among conservatives for some of his opposition to Coronavirus tyranny, DeSantis has also catered to the establishment on some issues, infamously criminalizing criticism of Israel on public school campuses in the Sunshine State. Conservative Florida political insiders are baffled by DeSantis’ appointment of Moskowitz, Big League Politics has learned.

Christina Pushaw, Governor DeSantis’ Press Secretary, addressed concerns about the appointment of Moskowitz:

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