In a press conference on Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis condemned the left-wing media narrative that it was an SUV that killed six people and injured dozens more at the Waukesha Christmas parade earlier this month, and not the man behind the wheel.
"Is that how it works? The SUVs, they just drive by themselves? This just kind of happened. And they say, Oh, this was a big accident. You never actually hear the discussion about who committed this," said DeSantis.
"What was the motivation? This guy was a career criminal, let out on — didn't really have any bail basically, should not have even been on the street, had clear, anti-white animus and this was an intentional act," he continued.
"And it seems like you know, for corporate press, they're more apt to characterize a parent who goes to a school board meeting to protest bad policies as a domestic terrorist than somebody who intentionally rams an SUV into a crowd of innocent people," DeSantis added.
DeSantis stressed that it was not just a car that plowed into the parade, "This was an attack by a felon who did that who should not have been on the street and we'll see what the actual motivation was."
The governor questioned whether the motivation came from the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, which came in just days before the massacre. DeSantis added that Darrell Brooks, the man behind the wheel, could have been influenced by "media lies" surrounding the trial.
"He brought a rifle across state lines, that's a lie," DeSantis said about the lies the media spun in the Rittenhouse case. "They said that the initial altercation with Jacob Blake, that Blake was unarmed, that's a lie. They covered up Blake's criminal history. And then they said that Rittenhouse shot, and first of all when you're when you're self defense it doesn't matter kind of what race — but they would say that he shot most people didn't know that he shot three white people people thought — so that's what the media has been doing, and they tend to point a target on law enforcement's back but this is just wrong," DeSantis said.
"And these lies have got to stop. And if it doesn't fit your narrative, sweeping the facts under the rug is not doing the service that people deserve. It is what we expect, unfortunately from a lot of these places, but it's wrong and I think the way they've treated law enforcement across the board over the last two years has been an absolute disgrace," he continued.
"So let's just be clear, they are not wanting to cover this Wisconsin thing for what it is. They are not wanting the facts to come out the way they are because the facts do not support their narrative. And it's all about pursuing partisan narratives," DeSantis concluded.