|Insurgent lawmaker wants to put more prisoners in a competitive district.|
Republican Florida State Rep. Janet Akins admits that she's no fan of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL). Akins wants to make it clear that Republicans can take her out. Brown represents the 5th Congressional District. The lawmaker resides in consolidated city-county of Jacksonville.
Her district is an example of extreme gerrymandering. She represents four metropolitan areas. Jacksonville population 843,000 is a majority Black city. Orlando population 258,000 is a tourist playground. Gainsville population 132,000 is a majority college town. Sanford population 60,000 is where the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman controversy occurred.
Brown's district is by far, the most controversial district in U.S. history.
Since in the inept Republicans took control of Congress and state governorships, they have the power to redistrict areas to their advantage.
The Supreme Court has limited a state party's majority control of the redrawing districts. At any given time, an independent agency could step in and make the districts more competitive and fair to those who reside in traditional holds.
|Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL)|
Of course this was recorded on tape and handed off to The Politico.
The Politico ran with it and of course the liberal agitators got wind of it. Now the Florida Republicans quickly put the muzzle on Adkins.
At first, she didn't expect the place to be bugged. Adkins made sure there were no reporters in the room before she made her comments, according to the report.
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL), who is black, has filed a lawsuit to challenge the proposed redrawing of her district. She also told the Florida Senate Redistricting Committee that she was concerned that redrawing her district to include more prisons would lower its black voting population from 50 to 45 percent, according to Politico.
When Politico approached Adkins, who is white, about the comments she made on the recording, she said she was having a "private conversation" and noted that she does not serve on the state House redistricting committee.
Adkins said in a statement released later Wednesday that she was simply trying to explain what had been discussed in a special session on redistricting.
“My comments regarding the proposed realignment of congressional district five (as recommended by the Florida Supreme Court) were an attempt to explain some of issues that came up in debate during the redistricting special session,” Adkins wrote in a statement, as quoted by The Florida Times-Union. “I apologize if my statements offended anyone. Because congressional redistricting is a pending legal issue, I will not comment on this matter any further.”
Now you see what your local officials are doing behind closed doors. Imagine how the Republican led states waste our taxpayer dollars on trying to hold on to their power.
These are the people who get drive drunk and cause accidents on the road. These are the people who snort cocaine and then ask the poor to take drug tests for entitlements. These are the people who have children out of wedlock and yet bitch about the single mother who raising more than four children.
|Gerrymandering in action. Rep. Corrine Brown represents the 5th U.S. Congressional district. A partisan drawn region that stretches over 200 miles.|
These are the people who use the Bible in passing intrusive laws. But scream that Shir'a law is way worse than passing a state religion or religious indoctrination in public schools.
This is the Republican Party well on its way to extinction. Supporting an entertainer who shouts insults instead of policies is how brain dead the Republican Party is.
Sorry, if you continue to vote Republican, either you're a racist or you're just too damn stupid to understand.
By the way, the Democrats are no better. They are a joke as well. I wouldn't support any of these candidates for president. They all freaking suck.
What's your thoughts on this insurgent's negative comments about her constituents?
How Adkin's deliberate attempt to defeat Rep. Brown verifies the Democrats complaints about voter intimidation?