Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has Vice President Kamala Harris in a political maelstrom and has turned the curriculum controversy on its head.
“In Florida we are unafraid to have an open and honest dialogue about the issues. And you clearly have no trouble ducking down to Florida on short notice,” DeSantis wrote to the Vice President.
“So given your grave concern (which, I must assume, is sincere) about what you think our standards say, I am officially inviting you back down to Florida to discuss our African American History standards. We will be happy to host you in Tallahassee,” he added.
Harris’s office hasn’t said a word since the letter was released to the public shortly before the Vice President is scheduled to visit Orlando, Florida.
The letter was sent after the Vice President said in Jacksonville that Florida officials “want to replace history with lies” after the state’s Board of Education laid out new black history curriculum.
During her remarks last week, Harris said that “extremist” leaders were trying to “push propaganda to our children.”