Ron DeSantis talks about what he’ll do in White House at state press conference
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 1/3/23- Gov. Ron DeSantis after taking the oath of office for his second term, Tuesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO

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After signing the budget, the Governor vowed to reform federal law enforcement as President.

Gov. Ron DeSantis returned to Fort Pierce to sign his budget, the same city where Charlie Crist flummoxed him with a question about whether he’d run for President during the 2022 campaign.

While the Governor froze up last year before blurting out that the only “tired, worn-out donkey (he wanted to) put out to pasture” was Crist, he was voluble Thursday about what he would do if elected President, during a response to a question about Donald Trump’s latest indictment.

“My mission is to bring accountability to politicized agencies like DOJ, FBI. We’re going to excise the political bias and we are going to end the weaponization of the federal government. We are going to do that,” the Governor said.

“And so we actually have already put out a lot of plans about what we’ll do starting Day 1,” DeSantis added. “You know, with me, you don’t have to worry about it. You have a new FBI Director on Day 1, you have a house cleaning on Day 1 in these agencies, and we will use our full Article 2 powers to ensure that the weaponization of government in this country ends.”

DeSantis then signaled, yet again, his preference for being President to completing the four-year term that began six months ago.

“I can tell you when there’s a new Sheriff in town on Jan. 20, 2025, accountability is going to be the order of the day. So buckle your seatbelts.”

On the campaign trail out of state, DeSantis has offered defenses of Trump, though without naming him. In North Carolina, he wondered if there was a “different standard for a Democrat Secretary of State versus a former Republican President.” But it’s clear the campaign rhetoric is spilling over into state events.

For his part, Trump is unmoved by the Governor’s defenses, vowing to stay on the attack against his challenger.

“Well, we’ve got to finish the task. We want to win and we want to turn the country around. We want to make America great again,” Trump told Simon Conway on WHO Radio. “So we have one race right before us. Now that’s a Primary and then we have the General Election and we’re leading both by a lot and, someday maybe (we’ll) ease up a little bit.”

A.G. Gancarski

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


12 comments

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 15, 2023 at 11:23 am

    “Nothing” is what Rhonda “Dee” DeSantis will be doing in the White House unless he participates in the next J6 Trump Rally and they invade the White House in which case Rhonda will be smearing feces on the baseboards because he can’t reach the walls as they’re too high.

  • DeSantards are Inbred

    June 15, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Just waiting for, “I will ban the fags.”

  • SteveHC

    June 15, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    “Ron DeSantis talks about what he’ll do in White House at state press conference.”
    ?
    I think you meant to write “Ron DeSantis talks about what he IMAGINES he’d do in an IMAGINARY White House at state press conference.” For he’ll never find himself truly sitting behind the desk in the ACTUAL Oval Office in the REAL White House, as clearly that just is not going to happen. What IS going to happen is that on or about or shortly after the Presidential election he’ll be sitting on his hands in his gubernatorial office in Tallahassie, stretched out in the chair with his feet propped up on the desk and his eyes closed, IMAGINING “What if… “ – which he’ll continue to do while also IMAGINING what he might do with himself (other than the obvious) when his term as Governor of the “Potentially Great State of Florida” comes to an end (unless the id**tic sycophant Florida legislature votes him to be Dictator For Life And Bestest Friend (‘BMF’) of Honourable Vladimir Putin”.

  • Ed Slaveen Dot Com 👍

    June 15, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    He won’t win. Just wasting everyone’s time with right wing propaganda and side shows.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 15, 2023 at 2:44 pm

      Rhonda really works for Trump. Rhonda talks even crazier than Trump in an attempt to woo independent voters to Trump. I wonder how much Trump is paying Rhonda for their service?

  • Calidu

    June 15, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    It’s interesting how he plans to de-weaponize the Federal government when he’s totally weaponizing and politicizing the State government here in Florida.

  • PeterH

    June 15, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    DeSantis and Trump Magical thinking!

    Neither candidate will ever sit in the Oval Office.

  • Linda

    June 15, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    The people are crying out for a likable, articulate, and unencumbered candidate who can win in a general election. DeSantis is not that candidate.

  • Roy spruill

    June 15, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    So all you people who think Desantis is doing so much harm to Florida, can you answer me one question which is why are so many moving to this great state period. If you don’t like what he is doing then don’t let the gate on I 75 or I 95 hit you in your way out .

    • Deborah Ahonen

      June 16, 2023 at 4:04 pm

      It’s the weather and beaches. After people live here awhile and discover how expensive housing is along with low wages, not to mention the gun violence, traffic, red tide, insanity in public schools due to DuhSantis’ policies, and hurricanes, many turn around and move out. He’s done zip to help solve FL’s REAL problems!

    • Nadine

      June 17, 2023 at 11:34 am

      Just as many if not more are moving out. People who have lived here the entire lives to this point are having to move as the rich yuppies from New York and other NE states are coming here, driving up prices. Wait till they discover the way of the South is not frantic. Or a state income tax starts.

  • Earle Kirkwood

    June 15, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Mealy mouthed Ron DeSantis doesn’t have a clue of what an
    Ass he is making of himself !

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