Florida government official resigns after photos of him in Ku Klux Klan uniform emerge

A Florida government official has resigned after photographs of him wearing a Ku Klux Klan uniform emerged, according to a report by the Tallahassee Democrat.

Former employee of the Ministry of Revenue Jeffrey Moore de Havanah was sworn in on August 3 as a member of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, but resigned in September.

(Photo provided to Tallahassee Democrat)

Moore was nominated by the state’s racist governor, Governor Ron DeSantisin the state’s only predominantly black county and resigned Sept. 23, just days before the photo went viral for “personal reasons.”

“Please accept this notification of my resignation, effective this date September 23, 2022, from the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners,” Moore wrote. “Thank you for the opportunity to hold the position, but for personal reasons I am no longer able to continue.”

Lawyer Ron Filipkowski shared the photo on Twitter September 27 with a caption.

“Jeffery Moore, appointed by Desantis to serve as county commissioner in July in Florida’s only predominantly black county, has resigned after photos surfaced showing him in Klan attire.

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young confirmed that Moore was the person in the photo wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume at what appeared to be a Halloween party.

“He never denied it at all. I didn’t deny anything when I showed him the photos,” Young said. Politics. “I thought he should quit, and I told him that… This was the first time I had seen them or started dealing with them. He told me it was a costume.

The governor’s office also confirmed Moore’s resignation on Sept. 26, but said it did not know why Moore resigned, according to a statement from DeSantis’ communications director, Taryn Fenske. “We are in the midst of hurricane preparation,” Fenske wrote. “I’m not aware of the photo you sent, but Jeff submitted his resignation last week.”

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