Judge calls on Disney CEO to leave Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made headlines last week when he signed legislation revoking special privileges that the Walt Disney Company enjoyed under state law.

While that move dealt a serious blow to the corporation, one Texas judge recently said it should respond by relocating.  

Judge complains of “extremists in Florida”

Fox Business reported that last Thursday, Fort Bend County Judge KP George sent a letter to Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek in which he suggested that Disney consider moving to Texas.

“While you, your company, employees and diverse fans face authoritarian, anti-business and culture war attacks from extremists in Florida, we in Fort Bend are more ready to welcome the Disney family with thousands of good-paying jobs and billions of dollars of investments,” George wrote.

The judge went on to praise Fort Bend County for being a “unique place” and “the most diverse county in the United States.”

George stressed that Fort Bend County’s schools “deliver extremely high graduation rates and are one of the top capita purchasers in Texas.”

He also boasted that the area features “lots of wide open and affordable land” as well as “the best access to both inland and water ports in Texas.”

“With a strong focus on economic development, we encourage small and large business growth through a business-friendly climate; we make a difference in our children’s lives everyday through youth empowerment initiatives and aim to continue improving the quality of life through new, fresh and innovative ideas,” George declared.

Ron DeSantis called an “extremist”

“I invite you to visit Fort Bend County and see for yourself why our community is the best place for a new Walt Disney World Resort,” the judge stated.

George put a copy of his letter in a tweet that characterized Florida’s governor as being “a modern day political extremist.”

The judge also put out another letter encouraging Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to look at Fort Bend County as a place to do business.

Fox News reported that DeSantis criticized Twitter’s board of directors last week when it refused billionaire Elon Musk’s offer to buy the company. Reuters revealed that Musk’s offer was accepted on Monday.

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