DeSantis’ Dem challenger throws so-called principles overboard after just one tweet from David Hogg

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried took some heat from her liberal buddies this week for refusing to sign a pledge to ban “assault weapons.”

While she initially stuck to her guns in refusing to sign any pledge, she ultimately crumbled under the immense pressure of… a tweet from gun control zealot David Hogg.

The pledge in question was created by Ban Assault Weapons Now!, a group that very creatively uses the acronym BAWN for short, and has a self-proclaimed mission to be “committed to replacing NRA backed lawmakers with those who understand the need for gun safety reform.”

BAWN recently attempted to get all Florida gubernatorial candidates to sign their pledge which reads: “By signing below, I hereby pledge and affirm that if elected Governor of Florida, I will prioritize banning the sale and transfer of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines by encouraging Florida!s legislators to approve the bill and I will sign the legislation into law.”


The head of BAWN, Gail Schwartz, tweeted out the result of their efforts, which notably was missing Fried’s signature, prompting backlash from Florida Democrats on Twitter.


But she had a good reason for not signing the pledge. She simply doesn’t sign pledges.

And to emphasize just how important it is to her to not sign pledges and what a woman of principle she is, she reiterated her point with a second tweet to another group of upset Democrats.


Gun control activist David Hogg singled her out and demanded that she put pen to paper to sign the pledge.

“I don’t care sign the damn pledge,” he wrote.

And that is literally all it took. She signed.


Hogg responded with a “thank you” and the prayer hands emoji.

People on social media wasted no time in raking Fried over the coals for her quick about-face on signing the pledge.

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