Crist Statement On FDLE Raid of Home of Former Florida Data Scientist Rebekah Jones

Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement following reports and video of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) raid on the home of Rebekah Jones, a former Florida data scientist who was fired after sending an email alleging the state was manipulating COVID-19 data.

“The guns drawn FDLE raid on the home of Rebekah Jones was shocking, over-the-top, and demands a full explanation," said Crist.

"Unless we get more information showing otherwise, it looks like an act of retaliation or an attempt to silence Ms. Jones for her critiques of the state's COVID-19 response. The people’s trust in their state government is critical, and these actions, without a fuller understanding, are very damaging.”

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