Vice President Harris spoke with Democratic leaders in Florida about Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) decision to block an Advanced Placement African American studies course, blasting Republicans in the state as “extremist so-called leaders.”
Harris spoke with state House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell (D) and state Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D) on Sunday during a visit to Florida marking the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. In the conversation, Harris, the first Black person and first woman to be vice president, took aim at those who made the decision to ban the course.
“Every student in our nation should be able to learn about the culture, contributions, and experiences of all Americans – including Black Americans – who shaped our history,” Harris said to the lawmakers, according to a White House official.