Commissioner Nikki Fried Publicly Scolds Sen. Baxley & Rep. Hill, Demands Their Resignations


May 31, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. – Following incendiary remarks made by Senator Dennis Baxley and Representative Mike Hill, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried issued the following statement:

“Part of America’s promise is the freedom of opinion. But public service is a public trust. We must hold the conduct and opinions of our public servants to a higher standard. In furthering the suggestion that LGBT Floridians should be murdered under Florida law, and that reproductive rights and immigration mean “extermination” of white Americans, Representative Hill and Senator Baxley failed to meet that basic standard. Whatever their motivations, their remarks were beyond unacceptable. They must apologize, be reprimanded by their legislative chambers, or resign from office.”