By Lydia Nusbaum
June 13, 2022 Updated 10:13 A.M. ET
NEW YORK (FLV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke Sunday at the Tikvah Fund’s Jewish Leadership Conference about Florida’s anti-lockdown policies during the pandemic, which have led to an enormous economic boom for the state.
After the event, the governor tweeted about the left’s attempt to “cancel” him. Local politicians called on the events venue, Chelsea Piers, to cancel the conference.
“They can’t cancel me, I’m going to speak my mind,” DeSantis said during his speech. “You know, I saw that there was a little opposition to me coming here. All I can tell you is this: When the Left is having a spasm, that just tells you that in Florida we are winning.”
The Tikvah Fund had originally planned to schedule the conference at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, when they were reportedly “canceled” for announcing Governor DeSantis would speak. The Tikvah leaders said the museum told them the governor didn’t ‘align with the museum’s values and its message of inclusivity.”
However, The Museum of Jewish Heritage said in a statement that “no one was banned or cancelled” in a statement on Twitter.
The Tikvah Fund ended up hosting the conference called The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do at Chelsea Piers. The Governor’s speech also focused on his opposition to “wokeness” in public schools.
He also spoke about the Parental Rights in Education Act, which leftwing activists have dubbed “don’t say gay.” The law bans gender ideology from being taught in K-3 grades.
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