In a recent media interview, FL State Senator Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) espoused what has been referred to as the “defining creed linking most white supremacists”, that if white people have abortions then immigrant birth rates will allow non-whites to take over. White supremacists refer to this as “white genocide.”
This racist tirade is the latest example of a long pattern of prejudice that has defined Dennis Baxley’s career as a politician. In 2013, as a member of the Florida House, he equated same-sex parents with being dysfunctional and abusive. In 2017, he opposed a monument to the victims of slavery then spoke at an event sponsored by a group called Save Southern Heritage that was involved with the deadly neo-Nazi “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Baxley later claimed he believes the removal of confederate iconography is the cause of racist violence. His characterization of the Charlotte events was eerily similar to language used later by President Trump that has been roundly condemned.