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Gillum Signed Dream Defenders' Pledge, so Broward Deputies Group Backs DeSantis

Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association, told Palm Beach County radio host Brian Mudd during a WJNO interview Friday that he has endorsed Ron DeSantis for Florida governor. He does so, he said, with the overwhelming support of his association.

"When you look at Mr. Gillum's track record, and with his association with groups such as the Dream Defenders, which is an anti-law enforcement, anti-government radical group, which calls for Andrew Gillum to sign a pledge, which he did, to promise if he is elected governor of the state of Florida to divert money away from law enforcement and away from prisons in the state of Florida ...," Bell said. "Now, taking away money from law enforcement does not protect the citizens of Florida. It weakens the ability of law enforcement to actually protect the innocents.

"[Gillum] is doing everything he can to strip money and strip powers away from law enforcement and give it to these radical groups that create the discourse between the community and law enforcement, which leads to further assassinations of deputies and police officers that are on the street protecting everybody. So we can't support a candidate like Andrew Gillum, we must get someone like Ron DeSantis in office," Bell concluded.

Bell gained national attention for his biting and frequent criticism of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel after 17 were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Valentine's Day.

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