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Sexual And Bigoted Remarks By Broward Democrat Officials Met With Silence From Party Leaders & Legacy Media

Recent news that two of Broward’s elected leaders made inappropriate sexual and/or bigoted remarks while conducting official business inside City Hall was met with silence from the other lawmakers, Democratic Party officials and even the legacy media. On June 9, 2022, REDBROWARD reported how Tamarac Vice Mayor Elberg Mike Gelin directed two bigoted remarks at fellow Commissioner Elvin Villalobos. One week later, REDBROWARD revealed a Human Resources investigation showed Plantation Councilman Nick Sortal made inappropriate sexual and racial remarks to a longtime city employee.

Both men are on the November ballot in races against incumbent female mayors. Both men, and their opponents, are Democrats. As of today, the Sun-Sentinel wrote about the Sortal investigation. Nothing about Gelin’s anti-Hispanic remarks to Villalobos. Nothing else. No angry statements from lawmakers representing Tamarac and Plantation on the State and local levels. No rebukes from Democrat Party leaders or activists.

Mike Gelin is running against Mayor Michelle Gomez. During a Tamarac Commission meeting, Gelin claimed Villalobos thought “Latin American rules” applied in Florida.

Mike Gelin

“This is America. We have freedom of speech,” Gelin lectured. “That should be explained to the Commissioner who may still think that Latin American rules apply in America. And it doesn’t.”

“Excuse me? Excuse me? What do you mean that it doesn’t apply to Latin America, Vice Mayor?” Villalobos asked.

Later, Gelin stated the City Attorney needed to better educate Commissioners, “Who may not understand how this country is governed.”

While filing his paperwork to run against Plantation Mayor Lynn Stoner, Nick Sortal told a black female deputy clerk that “My dick is hard” for a battle with Stoner. Then, after learning there were no black candidates for Mayor, Sortal said, “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor.”

Even though he admitted to making the comments, Nick Sortal spent a week trying to smear anyone reporting the facts. Despite being a former reporter, Sortal urged his supporters to attack the Sun-Sentinel story by Lisa Huriash. Now, Sortal and his allies want to track down the source of the story even though he made a third admission at last Wednesday’s council meeting.

Nick Sortal

Inappropriate sexual remarks. Bigoted remarks against Hispanics. Bigoted remarks against Blacks. Smear and pressure campaigns against the media.

Yet, crickets from the legacy media and party leaders.

This is not “dirty politics” as Sortal claims. This is no ginned up Republican plot.

These two Democrat men are running against two Democrat women.

These two men made bigoted remarks within their City Halls while conducting official business.

Is there no accountability?

Voters in Tamarac and Plantation have noticed.

Are Democrat Party leaders and media types so out of touch with their local constituents that they think it’s ok to ignore this unacceptable behavior from grown men?

Are Democrat leaders and local media so distracted by Governor Ron DeSantis and national politics that they would allow elected officials to spew sexual and racial comments to females and minorities without consequence?

Shame on them.

From left, Archie Bunker, Nick Sortal, and Mike Gelin.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis Will Not Run For U.S. Congress

Mr. Trantalis isn’t going to Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis decided against running for the seat in Congress previously held by Ted Deutch. Trantalis made the announcement Monday afternoon in Wilton Manors.

“I have heard from many friends and neighbors with advice on what I should do. I also have put a lot of time and effort into weighing the pros and cons of such a decision, including the impact on the city of Fort Lauderdale if I were to step down as mayor,” Trantalis said.

Trantalis highlighted his achievements while in office including the response to COVID-19, the Inter Miami stadium and the Florida Panthers’ project at War Memorial Audtiorium.

Mayor Trantalis said he still has “dreams” to fulfill regarding traffic issues and tunnels.

“While we are exploring innovative ways to solve traffic congestion, I want to continue to push for a commuter rail service that not only links the region but also protects the future of our emerging downtown by taking away the barriers that once separated communities,” Trantalis said. “I want to continue to push for a transit tunnel network that allows people to move more quickly between destinations, including between downtown and the beach.”

Here’s the full statement from Mayor Dean Trantalis:

In the weeks since U.S. Rep.Ted Deutch announced his retirement, I have given much thought to the idea of running for Congress. The people of South Florida deserve strong representation at this critical time in the history of our nation and world.

I have heard from many friends and neighbors with advice on what I should do. I also have put a lot of time and effort into weighing the pros and cons of such a decision, including the impact on the city of Fort Lauderdale if I were to step down as mayor. While I firmly believe I would provide excellent service to the region as a member of Congress, I have decided not to run.

When I first took office as mayor more than four years ago, I promised to the people of Ft. Lauderdale that we would lead our city in a bold and new direction. We would seek out solutions to the many challenges befitting a city of the 21stcentury. And, we would work more closely with the community to address our needs while the embracing change that stood at the doorstep of our diverse and welcoming community. I feel strongly that the vision and initiatives that I have put forth need to be seen through and expanded further, and that this requires me to continue to lead this great city.

We have made amazing strides in updating our infrastructure and creating a cosmopolitan, vibrant downtown. We are rebuilding an economy shaken by the global COVID-19 and are now attracting numerous start-up firms and industries in the high-tech and financial services fields.

We have enhanced our quality of life the city offers by building better parks and forming great partnerships. These have included our collaboration with InterMiami that led to the construction of a state-of-the-art soccer stadium and training facility at no cost to the taxpayers as well as joining with the Florida Panthers in which War Memorial Auditorium is being renovated and public ice rinks built. And, once again the glory of international swimming and diving competition will return to our city, including the tallest diving platform in the world.

While we are exploring innovative ways to solve traffic congestion, I want to continue to push for a commuter rail service that not only links the region but also protects the future of our emerging downtown by taking away the barriers that once separated communities. I want to continue to push for a transit tunnel network that allows people to move more quickly between destinations, including between downtown and the beach.

The decision to remain as your mayor has been made easier each time I attend a ribbon-cutting or join in the celebration of another milestone we have achieved. People are warm and appreciative. I do love our city. It truly is a great place to live, work, and enjoy.

I look forward to making each of our dreams possible. I also look forward to working with the next member of Congress.

Shocker! Democrat Ted Deutch Announces He’s Leaving Congress

Congressman Ted Deutch made the shocking announcement on Monday that he’s resigning his seat in the U.S. Congress

Here’s the press release from Deutch:

Throughout my seven terms in Congress, you have been a loyal friend and supporter which is why I wanted to you to hear from me that I will not seek re-election to Congress in 2022.

I am privileged to continue much of the work I’ve done in Congress combating rising antisemitism and advocating for a safe and secure Israel as the next Chief Executive Officer of the American Jewish Committee.

Please know how grateful I am for your support, and I look forward to our continued friendship. See my full statement below.

Warm regards,
Ted