Mother Jones reports:
Mike Huckabee built his dream house on a public beach, a spot where some of the more than 4 million spring breakers and tourists who come to Walton County each year had been parking their lawn chairs and fishing poles since time immemorial. That meant the Fox News contributor had to share much of the 115-foot-long spit of sand in front of his $6 million house with those who helped pay for it—the people who watch his TV show. And he didn’t like it one bit.
So Huckabee, father of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, lobbied local officials to cleanse it of the riffraff. Now, along with his rich neighbors, he’s taken the matter to court. In doing so, he and the other wealthy beachfront property owners have set off an epic legal battle, one that has Florida cops booting unsuspecting tourists off the beaches just as summer vacation season sets in.
You really should read the full article, which is filled with the usual elitist GOP arrogance, lobbyists, secret deals, zoning laws violations, and the involvement of dirtbag Rep. Matt Gaetz. Good grief.
This is Mike Huckabee's monstrous Florida beach house (on the right), which was built on an eroded public beach that wasn't supposed to be built on. The climate change he thinks is a myth is likely to ensure that it gets flooded in the coming years. https://t.co/z7YCy3scXk pic.twitter.com/aef5yfVOU6
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