Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum called for the formation of a confederacy on Wednesday during an appearance on CNN which drew praise from host Chris Cuomo, who said he had never "heard that before."
Gillum's remark came after the media portrayed Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis as a racist after he warned Florida's voters that embracing socialism would "monkey up" the state's economy.
Cuomo asked how Gillum would pay for his socialist agenda, noting that the "costs are crippling."
"Well, let me tell you," Gillum replied. "I think for Florida to move in that direction, we would have to do it as a confederation of states. We could not do it by ourselves solely here in the state of Florida because it would collapse the system. We would only attract the sickest of patients and it wouldn't work."
"I like that confederacy of states," Cuomo replied. "I haven't heard that before."
Imagine what the reaction from the media and the Democratic party would be like if a Republican would have called for a confederacy.