A member of the Anonymous hacker collective has uploaded a video online requesting the impeachment and immediate resignation of Florida Governer Rick Scott.
In videos posted first on Facebook and then on YouTube, the group launched accusations of corruption and complacency when it comes to the state’s dangerous situation regarding its polluted waters slowly dripping into the Atlantic.
The group specifically outlined the case of Lake Okeechobee, whose waters have slowly trickled into the Gulf of Mexico.
“This water could have easily been sent south to the Everglades, but is his greed for big sugar and the land deals to line his pockets,” the hacker group explains in its video.
Further, the group also brought accusations of Governer Scott protecting the state’s corrupt politicians and manipulating the judicial system with the help Pam Bondi, Florida’s Attorney General.
The Anonymous video also reminded everyone that Governer Scott was previously declared guilty of Medicaid fraud.
Anonymous’ ongoing war with the political class
This is not the first or the last time when Anonymous goes after political figures, in the US or other countries. Previously the group issued similar threats against Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
Unlike, this time, the hacker group didn’t provide any shred of evidence for their accusations. In most of these cases, the group only launched small DDoS attacks against public institutions or the target’s personal websites.
Long are the days when Anonymous would leak sensitive documents to support their claims.
In 2014, Anonymous had another run-in with the state of Florida, when the group targeted thebecause of its treatment of the homeless. In 2011, Anonymous also brought down , after the city started arresting people giving food to groups of homeless people larger than 25.