Last week, Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham was busy hypocritically attacking others on transparency, even though before leaving Congress she blocked the release of records covering how she used her influence as a Washington politician to benefit her political ambitions.
Now, her opponent Philip Levine, is also facing accusations of hypocrisy. As Mayor of Miami Beach, Levine imposed $20,000 fines on residents who use Airbnb for short-term rentals. Levine has even argued the fines, which are the highest in the country, aren’t high enough. Only a few months ago, after Airbnb shared an article questioning this policy, Levine had a full-blown meltdown, demanding the company stay out of Miami Beach and accusing them of “Mafia tactics.”
But now that he is running for governor, Levine is exempting himself from his own standards, campaigning at an Airbnb home on Wednesday.
Floridians deserve better than politicians who consistently fail to live up to their own rhetoric.