Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been on the offensive against his gubernatorial rival Ron DeSantis as they both seek to replace term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Putnam has stressed his commitment to crack down on illegal immigration, and he even released an advertisement showcasing the endorsement from Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
In response to the advertisement, the DeSantis campaign put out a statement calling Putnam “Amnesty Adam.”
David Vazquez, Ron DeSantis’ campaign press secretary, commented that “Only a few days after trying to pull the wool over the eyes of conservatives on Fox News, Amnesty Adam is trying to revise his weak record on immigration all over again. After spending years telling Floridians that immigration can’t be dealt with in Florida because only Washington can handle the issue, he’s now reversing course and pretending to be the law and order candidate.”
He also added that “Since he voted with Nancy Pelosi against securing our border and supported both the Gang of Eight Amnesty AND the McCain-Flake Amnesty, Adam Putnam has nothing to say to Florida conservatives about immigration, so he had to have someone else say it for him and even then he just talked in generalities. Amnesty Adam should step in front of the camera and explain his votes to the Florida conservatives.”