Democrat Candidate Interrupts DeSantis Talk to Challenge Governor on Gun Violence

A Democratic congressional candidate for Florida’s 10th district interrupted an on-stage interview with Gov Ron DeSantis at Orlando’s Plaza Live theater on Thursday, June 2, to challenge the Republican to take action on gun violence.

Maxwell Alejandro Frost, who is running to represent Florida’s 10th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, posted video on social media that shows him questioning DeSantis as he was speaking to conservative commentator Dave Rubin, who was hosting the event called “Don’t Burn This Country.”

Approaching the stage, Frost can be heard saying, “Governor DeSantis, we’re losing 100 people a day due to gun violence … Governor, we need you to take action on gun violence.”

“Nobody wants to hear from you,” DeSantis responds.

Frost gets escorted out as the crowd boos him.

Two other activists also interrupted the event, challenging DeSantis on Florida’s gun laws before being told to leave; see here and here. Credit: Maxwell Frost via Storyful

Video transcript

MAXWELL ALEJANDRO FROST: Governor Desantis, we're losing a hundred people a day due to gun violence.

RON DESANTIS: I think that you're going to have a--

MAXWELL ALEJANDRO FROST: Governor, we need you to take action on gun violence.

RON DESANTIS: Nobody wants to hear from you.

MAXWELL ALEJANDRO FROST: We need to take action. Floridians are dying. Floridians are dying. Governor, Floridians are dying. We need help. Governor Desantis, we need help. We need action on gun violence. Governor, please, we need your help. We're dying. Kids are dying.

Governor, we need your help. Governor, we need your heart, governor. Kids are dying. Kids are dying, governor. Governor Desantis, we're losing a hundred people a day due to gun violence.

RON DESANTIS: Think that you're going to have a--

MAXWELL ALEJANDRO FROST: Governor, we need you to take action on gun violence.

RON DESANTIS: Nobody wants to hear from you.

MAXWELL ALEJANDRO FROST: We need to take action. Floridians are dying. Floridians are dying. Governor, Floridians are dying. We need help. Governor Desantis, we need help. We need action on gun violence. Governor, please, we need your help. We're dying. Kids are--

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