MIAMI (WSVN) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited South Florida to sign several bills into law including one likely supporting Cuban-Americans.
The Freedom Tower is a landmark for Cuban refugees, which is where the governor stopped to sign several pieces of legislation, Monday morning.
One of the bills signed will require Florida high school students to learn about infamous communist regimes and the suffering people endured in these countries.
The governor also noted $25 million for restoring and preserving Miami’s Freedom Tower.
At the press conference, DeSantis mentioned drawing a line between censorship under communism and recent actions by the Biden administration.
“We’ve gotta be willing to speak out when we see things that aren’t consistent with our values in our own country and most recently having the federal government set up a disinformation bureau in the Department of Homeland Security is wrong,” said DeSantis. “What they are doing to try to stifle dissent, to try to elevate a chosen political narrative that’s endorsed by the regime and to try to marginalize dissenters is not what a free society is all about.”
He is being criticized as well and has been banned from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, where he was set to speak.
The staff said he doesn’t align with the museum’s values and its message of inclusivity.
Florida has not finalized a budget for the preservation of the Freedom Tower, but the legislature and the governor promised to deliver the $25 million to the state.
Other bills signed into law are believed to be going into effect over the summer.
DeSantis left without commenting to the press.
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