Lawmaker whose daughter called for assassination of Ron DeSantis, makes stunning bully move

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In a stunning example of the arrogance and hypocrisy of local officials, a Palm Beach County, Fla. commissioner has taken it upon herself to lecture others about threatening language when her own daughter suggested that Governor Ron DeSantis should be assassinated on social media.

Commissioner Melissa McKinlay didn’t take kindly to a story published about the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association (PBA) withdrawing an endorsement for a local school board candidate who has locked horns with McKinlay after police were dispatched to her home last year because of a comment on Facebook about dumping garbage and face masks on a county commissioner’s lawn.

The article was written by former BizPac Review CEO Jack Furnari, who has been a powerful political strategist in Palm Beach County for more than two decades and published by PBC Jolt, a local publication that uniquely holds county officials accountable, unlike the legacy media.  It led to an email being sent by the county commissioner to the author, a likely shot across the bow of a concerned citizen with legitimate questions. Questions that are inconvenient to local officials.

In the email, McKinlay took issue with his story that addressed the sudden revoking of the PBA’s endorsement of Angelique Contreras, the Palm Beach School Board District 4 candidate, over footage Contreras had posted of the police visiting her home.

The video showed what appeared to be government abuse of power and retaliation toward Contreras, an outspoken mom who had shined a light on the commission’s tyrannic mask mandates ( watch the video below.)

According to Furnari, “Police officers showed up at Contreras’s door to warn her that trespassing was illegal. In the background, scurrying around like a scared rabbit, was a sitting county commissioner whose power play had backfired.”

In the email which was posted to PBC Jolt in another article by Furnari, McKinlay wrote, “Please tell me what ‘scared’ Commissioner was sitting in the PBSO patrol car you refer to in your article. I’m genuinely curious.”

(Image: Screenshot/PBC Jolt)

In addition to her request for Furnari to disclose the identity of which elected official he was referring to, McKinlay had the audacity to lecture him about the danger of threats which is laughable considering that her own daughter appeared to call for the murder of the sitting governor of the state of Florida.

(Image: Screenshot/PBC Jolt)

McKinlay’s daughter also posted violent and threatening language about Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett after she was confirmed by the Senate.

“I’ll gladly go three rounds w this bitch in a ring, no gloves plz,” she reportedly wrote.

(Image: Screenshot/PBC Jolt)

While scolding Furnari that “No one is immune from law enforcement,” the commissioner took a different approach when her own daughter should have been the one receiving a visit from authorities over her call for DeSantis to be assassinated.

(Image: Screenshot/PBC Jolt)

McKinlay addressed the “very unfortunate situation” of her daughter’s social media activity at a 2020 Palm Beach County Commission meeting.

(Video: PBC Jolt/YouTube)

McKinlay’s daughter definitely was not subjected to the same treatment that Angelique Contreras received after her Facebook discussion with friends who were joking about dumping garbage on the lawn of a county commissioner, saying something like, perhaps it should be masks resulted in the police coming to her home.

(Video: YouTube)

Furnari wrote that the incident was “so bizarre and outrageous that I still have trouble believing it happened in the United States of America.”

But the nightmare didn’t end for Contreras and she was informed by the PBA that her use of the word “Gestapo” in the video posted to YouTube was cause for the PBA to revoke its endorsement, writing in a letter that “Your comments on social media, and YouTube calling our deputies Gestapo, were embarrassing and disappointing.”

Contreras responded to the PBA’s yanked endorsement in a video, expressing her disappointment.

(Video: YouTube)

According to Furnari, “I spoke to highly-placed law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County today, and there isn’t a law that requires the police to check out minor threats made to elected officials or anyone else. The resources don’t exist to do it, and what happened to Contreras had to have been directed by an elected official.”


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