OPINION: No one should support this Florida State Senator who was condemned by her own family
The family of Florida State Senator Kelli Stargel, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 15th district, has taken to social media to denounce her as the “worst mom ever” and to urge voters to not support her campaign.
Do not vote for the worst Mom ever #senatorstargel #dontvotestargel #saveus #florida #politics #badmoms #abortion #lgbt #handmaidstale #religioustrauma
Stargel’s child states that she was sent to a “troubled teen’s facility” when only 15 and that Stargel wasn’t “even a mother to her own children.” Even more disturbingly, Stargel apparently would not feed her child when she refused to go to church and told her she was “hard to love” and put “politics before everything else” in her job as Florida State Senator.
The video ends with a promise to “do anything in my power to make sure that Kelli Stargel does not become a congresswoman from Florida, that would be awesome” and an invitation to follow them on social media.
Stargel has supported extreme far-right and bigoted legislation in Florida, including a recent abortion ban that included no exceptions for rape or incest and another bill banning transgender athletes from playing sports in public schools.
This is not the first time that Stargel’s family has spoken up against her. Her other child, Laura Stargel, wrote a column in 2021 opposing the ban on transgender athletes sponsored by her mother.
Daughter of Florida state Sen. Kelli Stargel writes a column opposing the ban on transgender athletes that her mother sponsored. https://t.co/lkYxhjqYQO
— Skyler Swisher (@SkylerSwisher) May 4, 2021
Thomas Kennedy is an elected Democratic National Committee member representing Florida. He tweets from @tomaskenn.
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