FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – As Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to “make a statement on holding government officials accountable” later Friday in Fort Lauderdale, sources told Local 10 News two names are on the short list of candidates to replace Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel if he is removed from office as expected. ..
…DeSantis is making his statement at 3 p.m. at the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters. A news release from the governor’s office said DeSantis will be joined by Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez and Attorney General Ashley Moody.
With DeSantis’ announcement looming, this could be Israel’s last day as sheriff.
This is a political way to say: “I am coming to kick you out personally.” You have to give DeSantis kudos as he could have done the same from the comport of the Governor’s Mansion.
He is coming with back up and that is interesting, specially the Attorney General. Are we talking State intervention in BSO to examine training and procedures? A clan up of the department would be nice, but the Broward Democrats would have kittens having a Republican Governor “interfere” with such sacred institution and they still do not like to be reminded of former Sheriff but Felon Ken Jenne.
Maybe I am seeing too much into the whole thing, The legislature will have to approve Israel’s suspension and I do not foresee any trouble there.
2 thoughts on “It is going to be interesting at the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters this afternoon.”
If DeSantis is going to do this, I want him to get the legislature to authorize a special election for sheriff. I don’t want any fuel for the Sheriff Israel Martyr fire.
I don’t think it will happen. Israel’s term was supposed to die next year anyway. And are you going to hole elections in Broward without cleaning the election board?
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