Axios Axes Reporter Who Complained About DeSantis Press Release

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a primary election night event in Hialeah, Florida, on August 23, 2022. - DeSantis will face US Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) in the general election for governor of Florida on November 8, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
  • The Axios reporter who responded to a press release from Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and complained about it is no longer working for outlet.
  • DeSantis’ team sent a press release Monday titled “Governor Ron DeSantis Hosts Roundtable Exposing the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scam in Higher Education.”
  • Axios reporter Ben Montgomery responded to the release saying, “this is propaganda, not a press release,” according to screenshots posted by communications director for the Florida Department of Education, Alex Lanfranconi.
  • Vanity Fair’s Charlotte Klein reported Wednesday that Montgomery has been fired over the email.