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DeSantis under fire for saying Florida shouldn't 'monkey this up' by electing Gillum

Source: WESH-TV

One day after winning the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary, Rep. Ron DeSantis is facing backlash for saying the state should not "monkey this up" by electing his African-American opponent, Andrew Gillum.

DeSantis made the comment during an interview Wednesday on Fox News.

"You know, he is an articulate spokesman for those far-left views and he's a charismatic candidate," DeSantis said. "The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state. That is not going to work. That's not going to be good for Florida."

Democrats were quick to criticize the comment.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/amp.wesh.com/article/desantis-under-fire-for-saying-florida-shouldnt-monkey-this-up-by-electing-gillum/22863472

Seth Rich Family's Lawsuit Against Fox News Dismissed

Source: Variety

federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Fox News by the parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, finding that the suit did not meet the legal requirements to proceed.

Joel and Mary Rich sued the network in March, accusing it of fabricating a story that accused their son of conspiring with WikiLeaks. The suit alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, interference with a contract, and negligent supervision.

In his ruling Thursday, Judge George Daniels found that the complaint failed to satisfy the elements required under federal law.

“It is understandable that Plaintiffs might feel that their grief and personal loss were taken advantage of, and that the tragic death of their son was exploited for political purposes,” Daniels wrote. “However, a general allegation that Defendants had an ‘agreement to collaborate against’ Plaintiffs cannot form the basis of an IIED claim. … Plaintiffs’ complaint is dismissed in its entirety.”

Read more: https://variety-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/variety.com/2018/tv/news/seth-rich-fox-news-lawsuit-dismissed-1202893525/amp/?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fvariety.com%2F2018%2Ftv%2Fnews%2Fseth-rich-fox-news-lawsuit-dismissed-1202893525%2F
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