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Ron DeSantis
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Governor of Florida
From: January 8, 2019 – present
Predecessor Rick Scott
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Florida's 6th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2013 – September 10, 2018
Predecessor Cliff Stearns
Successor Michael Waltz
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Casey DeSantis (since 2010)
Religion Roman Catholic
Military Service
Service/branch United States Navy
Service Years 2004–2010 (active)
2010–present (reserves)
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Battles/wars Iraq War

Ronald Dion DeSantis (born September 14, 1978) is the incumbent 46th Governor of Florida, serving since 2019. He defeated rising Democrat star Andrew Gillum in the 2018 midterms.[1] He previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from January 2013 to September 2018. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Amidst the CCP pandemic, DeSantis has emphasized "freedom over Faucism."[2]

Personal life

DeSantis was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He married his wife Casey in 2010, with whom he has two daughters and one son. DeSantis is a Catholic. DeSantis is a brilliant man, having graduated from both Harvard and Yale Universities.[3]

Florida Governor

DeSantis moved quickly to implement conservative policies as Florida's governor.[4] By the end of DeSantis's first month in office, he had already appointed three justices to the Florida Supreme Court, dramatically shifting it from a liberal to a conservative court.[5] On January 31, 2019, DeSantis signed an executive order to end Common Core.[6] DeSantis removed many of former Governor Rick Scott's political appointees, which the latter made without DeSantis's permission shortly before DeSantis took office.[7] In his first two months in office, DeSantis made many other conservative reforms, including deregulation, promoting lower taxes, posthumously pardoning wrongly convicted black people, and pushed back against the government-subsidized sugar industry.[8] Early in his tenure, DeSantis oversaw a state "deregathon" which significantly reduced the state regulatory burden.[8][9]

In 2019, DeSantis encouraged Florida sheriffs to increase their cooperation with ICE, though he did nothing to push through a bill to establish E-Verify in Florida despite campaigning on it.[10] On June 14, 2019, DeSantis signed a bill banning "sanctuary" cities in Florida.[11] As governor, DeSantis associated himself with Angel families while advocating for an E-Verify law.[12] He also ordered Florida prisons to begin identifying criminal illegal aliens in custody.[13]

On May 8, 2019, DeSantis signed a bill into law allowing local school districts to arm their teachers.[14] In July 2019, DeSantis signed a bill allowing medics to legally carry guns when in dangerous situations.[15]

DeSantis strongly supported Israel and opposed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.[16]

In December 2019, DeSantis announced civics requirements in Florida public high schools.[17]

In addition to promoting conservative policies, DeSantis saw high approval ratings.[18] The high ratings have caused speculation that he may seek to run for President in 2024 (or maybe 2028, after completing the maximum two terms he would be allowed as Florida Governor).

He has also been very active in keeping businesses open (or letting them re-open quickly) during the CCP flu pandemic, even despite criticism that he was putting his state's large senior population at risk; notably he declared professional wrestling matches to be "essential businesses" (World Wrestling Entertainment operates a major training facility in the state, while All Elite Wrestling and Impact Wrestling — two other professional wrestling promotions — are based there).

On May 12, 2021, DeSantis announced that he would be granting pardons to anyone who had been unjustly charged and fined for refusing to wear face masks or social distance in areas of Florida that were imposing unconstitutional CCP flu edicts.[19]

In 2021, DeSantis took decisive actions to counter the leftist Biden administration.[20]

In February 2022, DeSantis expressed support for the neocon position on the crisis in Ukraine.[1]

In March 2022, DeSantis signalled support to strip the Disney corporation of its status as an independent government in the Orlando area after Disney's attack on the people and state of Florida's democratic processes.[21] The Disney corporation is a vocal advocate for indoctrination of children by public school teachers in the age group of kindergartens through the third grade, into the homosexual agenda and transgender lifestyles.[22] The state of Florida moved to restrict such child abuse.

On May 9, 2022, as part of DeSantis' education agenda, DeSantis signed a bill, Florida House Bill 395, into law which designates November 7th as "Victims of Communism Day",[23] honoring those who perished under communism, and would require public high schools in the state to teach about the evils of communist and totalitarian regimes.[24]

On Aug 4, 2022, DeSantis suspended State Attorney progressive Andrew Warren for failure to enforce State laws.[25] Tweeting: Progressive prosecutors ... have refused to enforce laws across the country. They treat criminals with deference & victims with contempt.

An August 2022 poll showed DeSantis with solid leads over either Democratic opponent.[26]

Possible 2024 Presidential Campaign

DeSantis is seen by many mainstream conservatives as a potential candidate for the 2024 presidential election. This has allegedly led to behind-the-scenes tensions between him and President Trump, though this is probably just a claim fueled by the MSM in an effort to drive division between the two. Some have stated that DeSantis would be the Establishment choice for 2024, as he poses less of a threat to the system than President Trump, and his governance as president would likely be that of another generic Republican.[27]

In November 2021, former Trump campaign advisor and lobbyist Roger Stone publicly accused DeSantis of political posturing to set up a possible run in 2024, and threatened to sabotage DeSantis' gubernatorial re-election campaign by running as a third-party candidate for Florida governor unless DeSantis pledged not to run against Trump.[28][29] DeSantis supposedly privately mocking Stone's status as a convicted felon, despite evidence that Stone's prosecution was the result of a Deep State smear campaign and the fact that he had been pardoned by Trump. Those remarks were supposedly made behind closed doors, as DeSantis probably knew that making them public would potentially end his political career. Stone in turn responded by demanding that DeSantis apologize for those remarks.[30] As of January 2022, DeSantis had not issued such an apology. Stone also insulted DeSantis, calling him a "Yale Harvard fat boy" who "can't get out of his own way" and slanderously accused DeSantis having an affair with former Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson while he had been out of the public eye, despite the fact that DeSantis had been helping his wife Casey during her struggle with breast cancer during that time.[31]

NBC News compared Gov. DeSantis relocating illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard to 'dumping trash'.[32]

In January 2022, more rumors of tensions between Trump and DeSantis were spread after Trump called Republican politicians "gutless" for refusing to reveal whether or not they received a vaccine booster, a remark many perceived to be directed at DeSantis[33]. DeSantis also stated that one of his "biggest regrets" as governor was not speaking up more against Trump's early COVID lockdown policies, which were strongly influenced by the advice of people like Anthony Fauci.[34][35][36]

Aug 2022 polls showed strong numbers for Ron DeSantis and bad numbers for Biden and Kamala Harris.[37]

As DeSantis sent migrants to liberal location Martha's Vineyard, the migrants were actually happy about it, per MSNBC reporter.[38]

Dealing with liberal media

In Aug 2022, DeSantis responded to an invitation by ABC's ultra liberal talk show The View:[39]

Thanks for the invite. I understand that you are sending this request on behalf of your team," Griffin wrote in a message he shared on Twitter. "But are the hosts of the View really interested in hearing from Governor DeSantis about all of the important work he is doing on behalf of Floridians to protect their health and livelihoods, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?

See also

References

  1. If Democrats want to win, they need a black politician on the ticket, Theodore R. Johnson, The Washington Post, March 13, 2020.
  2. Stone, Tyler (June 4, 2021). DeSantis: Florida Chooses Freedom Over Faucism. RealClearPolitics. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  3. Observer Staff (August 1, 2012). CANDIDATE Q&A: U.S. House 6, Ron DeSantis (R). PalmCoastObserver. Retrieved February 24, 2022
  4. Campo-Flores, Arian (January 10, 2019). New Florida Governor Moves Quickly With Supreme Court Pick, Environmental Plan. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
    See also:
  5. Varney, James (January 22, 2019). DeSantis completes makeover of Florida Supreme Court. The Washington Times. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  6. Multiple references: See also:
  7. Berry, Susan (February 27, 2019). Gov. Ron DeSantis Removes Rick Scott’s Appointees Across Florida. Breitbart News. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Multiple references: See also:
  9. Governor Ron DeSantis, DBPR Announce Fee Reduction for Licensed Real Estate Professionals. FLgov.com. June 5, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  10. Cadman, Dan (April 4, 2019). Florida Sheriffs Encouraged to Cooperate with ICE. Center for Immigration Studies. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  11. Multiple references: See also:
  12. Binder, John (November 25, 2019). Ron DeSantis Joins Angel Families to Demand Mandatory E-Verify, Secure ‘Rising Wages’ for Florida Workers. Breitbart News. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
    See also:
  13. Multiple references:
  14. Multiple references:
  15. Hawkins, Awr (July 7, 2019). New Law Allows Florida Medics to Carry Firearms for Self-Defense. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  16. Glick, Caroline (June 4, 2019). Caroline Glick: Ron DeSantis Takes on the BDS Movement. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  17. Multiple references:
  18. Meads, Timothy (October 31, 2019). Florida's DeSantis Soars in Popularity; 56 Percent of Democrats, 82 Percent of Hispanics Approve. Townhall. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  19. Florida Gov. DeSantis to Pardon COVID Violations at the Gateway Pundit
  20. Holt, Nanette (December 19, 2021). DeSantis Took on Washington in 2021. The Epoch Times. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  21. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ron-desantis-signals-support-for-stripping-disney-of-special-self-governing-status-as-feud-escalates/ar-AAVJgjp
  22. https://youtu.be/hYPGchhXjIQ
  23. CS/HB 395 - "Victims of Communism Day" www.myfloridahouse.gov. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  24. King, Ryan (9 May, 2022). DeSantis signs bill mandating Florida schools teach 'evils of communism'. Washington Examiner. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  25. Jeff Reynolds, BREAKING: Florida Gov. DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Andrew Warren for Failure to Enforce State Laws, Pjmedia, Aug 4, 2022.
  26. Staff, Chamber poll shows DeSantis with solid lead over Democratic challengers, Villages News, Aug 19, 2022.
  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrFzdHbvCpw
  28. https://www.businessinsider.com/roger-stone-run-governor-desantis-pledges-not-to-run-president-2021-11
  29. https://t.me/RogerStoneJr/1470
  30. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/florida-playbook/2021/11/10/stone-desantis-owes-me-an-apology-495042
  31. https://www.orlandoweekly.com/news/roger-stone-calls-ron-desantis-yale-harvard-fat-boy-after-reports-of-rift-between-florida-gov-donald-trump-30657050
  32. https://dailycaller.com/2022/09/16/nbc-deletes-tweet-comparing-immigrants-trash/
  33. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/12/trump-calls-politicians-who-refuse-to-say-they-received-covid-boosters-gutless.html
  34. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/desantis-viewed-as-target-of-trump-remark-about-gutless-politicians-not-admitting-to-receiving-booster-shots-01642031351][https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1481355199121960971
  35. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2022/01/14/desantis-says-he-regrets-not-opposing-trump-administrations-lockdown-calls-as-tensions-grow-with-ex-president/?sh=c8d7c2a46c20]
  36. https://ruthlesspodcast.com/episodes/ron-desantis-gets-ruthless
  37. Polls: Strong Numbers for DeSantis, Bad Numbers for Biden and Harris, National Review, Aug 5, 2022.
  38. MSNBC REPORTER: "I can tell you, they’re not angry at Ron DeSantis. They are actually thanking him for having brought them to Martha's Vineyard."

    B911, Sep 16, 2022.

  39. Brian Flood, ‘The View’: Here's how Ron DeSantis’ political team responded to invite from ABC talk show, Fox News, Aug 2, 2022.
    Republican governor likely won’t appear on ‘The View’ anytime soon

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