Florida Republican Faces Uprising

  • Florida Republican leaders, including Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Rick Scott, have joined in the call for state GOP Chairman Christian Ziegler to resign amid recent allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman.
  • Ziegler has not been charged, but an investigation with the Sarasota Police remains open. Ziegler has maintained his innocence and said in a statement to Florida Republicans on Saturday that he and his wife, Bridget, are being targeted because they are “such loud political voices,” according to the Associated Press.
  • Ziegler has said that he will not resign, AP reported on Sunday. Newsweek has reached out to Ziegler’s office via online form for comment.