Ron DeSantis will call Florida lawmakers back to Capitol to impose new sanctions on Iran
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall banquet. Photo via AP.

The U.S. federal government has imposed sanctions against Iran for decades.

Presidential candidate and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will bring lawmakers back to Tallahassee for a Special session to impose additional sanctions on Iran, his office said Friday.

A Senate memo set Nov. 6-9 as the dates but no details of proposed legislation have been released. The special session is being called because Iran supports Hamas militants who attacked Israel two weeks ago, though no government worldwide has offered direct evidence supporting that Iran orchestrated the attack.

“The details, including the date and scope, are being worked out between legislative leadership and our office. We look forward to working with the legislature to show Florida’s continued support for Israel,” DeSantis spokesman Jeremy Redfern said in an email.

The Legislature will begin its annual session in January. Florida already has sanctions against companies that directly do business with Iran and six other “countries of concern,” including Cuba, China and Russia. The U.S. federal government has imposed sanctions against Iran for decades.

The announcement comes after DeSantis made efforts to bring Floridians home from Israel, declared a state of emergency and sent airplanes loaded with supplies for the country.

Democratic House Leader Fentrice Driskell questioned whether DeSantis’ motives for the special Session were political.

“This looks like yet another case of Ron DeSantis using the Legislature to try to help his failing presidential campaign,” Driskell said in a news release. “We will be watching closely to make sure Floridians’ tax dollars aren’t wasted trying to impress out of state GOP primary voters.”


Republished with permission from The Associated Press.

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  • Rude Eye

    October 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    What’s he going to do? Stop sending them them margaritas.

    • Earl Pitts "Whos Your Daddy" American

      October 20, 2023 at 5:09 pm

      Watch your rude mouth Rude Eye,
      Any further disparaging remarks against our next POTUS will be met with an irrevokable and painfull chastizement from me, Earl Pitts American.

      • rick whitaker

        October 20, 2023 at 7:05 pm


  • tom palmer

    October 20, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    What a waste to taxpayer money to boost this midget’s political aspirations.

  • My Take

    October 20, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Simpĺe showboater stunt.
    As always.

  • Rude Eye

    October 20, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    We’re cutting you off too, no more margaritas for you.

    • Rude Eye

      October 20, 2023 at 5:38 pm

      Earl Pitts America

      • Earl Pitts "Whos Your Daddy" American

        October 20, 2023 at 6:07 pm

        Your Daddy.

        • rick whitaker

          October 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm


  • Michael K

    October 20, 2023 at 5:41 pm

    Now he’s playing president – and we are paying the price.

    How about dealing with skyrocketing homeowners insurance, and health care for hundreds of thousands of Floridians in need, for starters?

  • My Take

    October 20, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    I’m sure the nation of Iran is quaking at some angry pipsqueak’s threats from some place called Florida.

  • charger John

    October 20, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Beanie boy should let the State Department handle foreign affairs. I I want a tax refund as the State has massive excess tax collection due to imposing the internet sales tax. We need tax rate rolled back 1% to 5%. Florida Government has no business sending foreign aid to Israel or anyplace is MY tax money is used. And really good point by Michael K, my homeowners insurance increased 100% last year. Call a special session and deal with the insane building codes that have doubled the cost of construction. Put a muzzle on the lawyers robbing us all.

  • rick whitaker

    October 20, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    florida is heavily infected with the gop that privatizes everything and puts profit way ahead of people. you get what you vote for. come election day flip florida blue. the red states are horrible to live in. gop ( maga cult ) puts incompetent cronies in charge of everything so they can get rich on our backs.

    • Earl Pitts "America Loves My Bumper Stickers" American

      October 20, 2023 at 8:38 pm

      Good evening my Besty Lefty “The Rickster”,
      Privatization in Florida was the kick-back scheme of Dook 4 Brains RINO Jeb Bush. Rick Scott took some profits from privatization too in the form of campaign contributions.
      The Ronald, Ron Desantis, shut that kick-back $hit down because The Ronald is a man of Truth, Justice, and The American Way.
      Earl Pitts “The Earl Of Politics” American
      *queue annoyingly LOUD USA USA USA Patriotic Music to further annoy all Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s/RINO’s*

      • rick whitaker

        October 21, 2023 at 7:29 pm


  • PeterH

    October 20, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Republicans can’t govern themselves….. but have grip with Iran!

  • My Take

    October 21, 2023 at 12:16 am

    Nò more Lisa smoked mullet or Indian River citrus for the Ayatollohs!
    Thàt will bring them to their knees.
    What else do we have exclusively. Phosphate slimes? They undoubtedly need ŕoads.

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