Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to omit all interviews with NBC or MSNBC until Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC’s host, apologizes. His press secretary said.
Bryan Griffin, DeSantis’s press secretary, tweeted Wednesday, stating that producers and bookers from MSNBC and NBC News who are interested in scheduling DeSantis will receive a standard response from our office, until Andrea Mitchell apologizes and your record improves.
Griffin stated that “I believe we need to take an honest step back.” “There will not be any consideration of anything related NBC Universal or its affiliated companies until at least Andrea Mitchell corrects her blatant lie about the governor (‘[Governor DeSantis] states that slavery and the aftermath should not be taught Florida schoolchildren’ — false), and NBC has a consistent track record in truthful reporting. This information can be passed around to the network.
Mitchell stated in an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris, that DeSantis doesn’t want slavery and its aftermath to be taught in Florida.
Mitchell, the host of a daily program, has not yet issued an apology or correction at the time this article was written.
In January, DeSantis rejected an AP course which included elements of Critical Race Theory or queer theory. This was a course that the state of Florida had banned from its schools. The governor has not banned or removed the study of slavery and black history from Florida’s education curriculum.