FL Democrat Candidate & FGCU Professor Calls Local Conservatives “Dangerous,” Left-Wing Host Lies About Them

January 7, 2022 Updated 8:21 PM ET

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Saturday, Michael Thompson, Florida’s Conservative hosted speakers like Brendon Leslie at the Trump rally in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. The rally drew sizeable support, but left-wing talk show host Lee Pitts uploaded a video denouncing and defaming the peaceful, well-intentioned attendees. Pitts has deleted or restricted the video after a slew of replies pointing out the defamatory comments.


“This is a county named for General Robert E. Lee who led troops to keep
slavery in place … That hand sign he shows me is the ‘white power’ sign,” Pitts incorrectly suggested before deleting, referring to the “OK” hand sign. The “OK” hand sign as a “white power” symbol emerged from a joke coming from right-leaning internet trolls projecting the connotation onto it to make fun of the left. Pitts additionally referred to the conservative rally as a “Klan” type event, referring to the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization known for committing acts of violence against black Americans historically.


Former President Donald Trump has explicitly denounced white supremacy and conservatives are inherently anti-racist due to the idea of individualism and judging people based on character, not skin color. In fact, white nationalist Richard Spencer voted for President Joe Biden and opposed Trump. Pitts sparked fear in his viewers that Trump supporters are potentially staging an insurrection at the “Lee County Government building,” as he incorrectly claims they did on January 6 th at the U.S. Capitol.


In the comments, Pitts mentioned former Florida Democrat congressional
candidate Cindy Banyai. She ran on a left-wing platform against Republican
Representative Byron Donalds in the 2020 election and is a political science
professor at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).
Cindy Banyai supports the teaching of Critical Race Theory at FGCU to the
concern of many students.

In response, Banyai repeated false, left-wing talking points.

“There has been no fraud,” she said, despite evidence of cases of fraud in the 2020 election.

Referring to peaceful would-be constituents at the Trump rally, she proclaimed, “These are dangerous and unlawful actors.”

Pitts also mentioned Jacquelyn McMiller, a failed Democratic candidate for Fort Myers Mayor. Conservatives are concerned with high-profile individuals and potential government officials referring to them as doing “deep south stuff” and being “dangerous.”


The rally saw no instances of violence from Trump supporters.

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