Even DeSantis Thinks Florida Book Removals Have Gone Too Far

February 16, 2024

Failed Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis insisted on Thursday that Florida is not banning books—while conceding that some school districts have been too liberal in accepting challenges to remove titles on their shelves. In a press release from DeSantis’ office, the governor claimed Florida book bans are a “hoax,” arguing the state has simply “empowered parents to object to obscene material in the classroom.”“Still, some have abused this process to object to items including books about Johnny Appleseed, The Giver and even the Bible,” the release continues. Read more at The Daily Beast. Get the Daily Beast's biggest scoops and scandals delivered right to your inbox. Stay informed and gain unlimited access to the Daily Beast's unmatched reporting.