Gov. DeSantis snubs Joe Biden ask for National Guard troops
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'I have rejected this request.'

Security problems at Tuesday night’s State of the Union are not Gov. Ron DeSantis’ problem.

The Florida Governor announced his decision not to send National Guard troops to Washington to help with logistics around President Joe Biden’s speech.

Last week, the Biden administration requested the assistance of State National Guards to deploy to Washington, D.C. I have rejected this request — there will be no Florida Guard sent to D.C. for Biden’s State of the Union,” DeSantis tweeted.

Though the Governor discussed the State of the Union during remarks in Indian River County Monday, he did not describe further his refusal to deploy Florida Guard members.

A total of 700 unarmed troops were authorized by the Pentagon last week, amid concerns about traffic and logistics relative to what a Pentagon spokesperson called the “potential challenges stemming from possible disruptions at key traffic arteries” that could be created by a Canadian-style “trucker convoy.”

The Governor has taken positions supportive of these protests.

“Truckers in North America are standing united to protest heavy-handed mandates from liberal politicians with a ‘Freedom Convoy,'” asserted a Feb. 4 email from the Governor’s re-election campaign. That email’s title: “We stand with freedom freighters.”

“We stand with the freedom freighters who are standing up to the heavy-handed mandates and power grabs from authoritarian officials obsessed with their newly sequestered power,” the email added.

A second campaign email, entitled “Truck Yeah,” hit the same points.

“In protest of a vaccine mandate imposed on unvaccinated truckers in Canada, the ‘Freedom Convoy’ was formed. Truckers are driving cross-country to protest the authoritarian edicts. People have realized if they don’t speak up and demand their freedoms, these tyrants will never give back the power they have seized,” DeSantis contended.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Frankie M.

    February 28, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Sounds legit…DeSantis only sends our troops to the Mexican border because that’s his biggest problem. Ronnie would only send troops to DC to storm the Capitol.

  • Tom

    February 28, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Full of shit Frankie M.
    You are a disgusting human.
    DeSantis craps on you.
    America’s Governor the best!

  • Stephen P Johnson

    March 1, 2022 at 10:10 am

    Keeping the hate alive. Way to go DeathSantis.

  • John Lockwood

    March 1, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    When you are a pile of rotting garbage, like DeSantis, you behave in this manner. What a valueless pile of excrement, for sure. Speaks volumes of those who continue to support this child, this petulant knob, this lying POE. Valueless, to the point of eradication.

    • Tom

      March 2, 2022 at 6:18 am

      Scum bag, crap head.
      You are pathetic, how’s your reefers?
      You demonstrate your ignorance.
      How bout Biden denying 200 tornado victims, destroyed homes help last week? News memo: Nat guard not needed in DC. Period.
      Good for America’s Gov.

  • Phil Morton

    March 3, 2022 at 7:42 am

    More DeSantis theatre. Nobody asked Florida or him for anything.

  • Beth

    March 4, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Did he have his pacifier when he made the announcement that he wasn’t sharing? What a useless, anti-American. immature fool.

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