Ron DeSantis spokespeople ripped Evan Power before he canceled Laura Loomer interview

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The chair apparently just remembered a preexisting commitment.

People who supplied many of the words for Florida’s Governor in recent years are rankled by an interview momentarily agreed to by the Chair of the state’s Republican Party.

After Evan Power agreed to go on Laura Loomer’s program, multiple mouthpieces for Ron DeSantis spoke out. They amplified concerns after months of slashing attacks from the conservative commentator, who ardently supports Donald Trump.

A poster to X chided Power, saying, “You’re seriously going to go on a platform of a lunatic who said Casey DeSantis faked her cancer and said some of the most despicable things I’ve ever heard about our favorite Governor Ron DeSantis?? This is not the right move for you or the Florida GOP.”

“Agreed,” asserted former Press Secretary Bryan Griffin, who more recently was part of the Governor’s now-suspended presidential campaign.

“Disappointing,” asserted former spokesperson Christina Pushaw, who most recently handled “rapid response” for the same campaign.

Some urged Power’s resignation, as reported by Florida’s Voice, a call that Power rejects.

“It’s a little comical. We are the party that is against cancel culture. If spreading the ways Florida is leading the way in the fight for our country is wrong, what are we even doing here,” Power said before deciding not to do the show, saying he refused to “let echo chambers define the good work we are doing.”

We sought more context from Power, who has yet to answer our questions. Instead, he backed down, claiming other commitments he apparently recently became aware of.

Loomer vowed revenge, meanwhile.

“I will continue to go scorched earth on all enemies of Trump, especially now that it’s interfered with my show and wasted my time. Guess I will need to inform all of my viewers tonight how Ron DeSantis is now tortiously interfering in the shows of pro-Trump Floridians,” she posted to X.

“No more messaging me about unity. That’s off the table now. I hope DeSantis keeps it up, and then a lot of people are going to find out how politically and financially destructive I can be when I want to be. I wasn’t even operating at full speed these last 12 months,” she added.

Power recently took over the reins of the Florida GOP from disgraced former Chair Christian Ziegler, whose unorthodox sex life became national news and a fatal political liability a while back.

One of his first moves after DeSantis left the presidential race was to call for a preemptive endorsement of Trump, a mechanism DeSantis hasn’t commented on.

Meanwhile, the Governor seems to be maintaining distance from the former President and former political patron he endorsed.

Asked about “our chances” in 2024, DeSantis reiterated many of the concerns that animated his speeches in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in recent months.

“Well, obviously, I wouldn’t have run if I didn’t think my chances were the best on all of this. So I may not be the right guy, but look, these things happen and, and ultimately it’s up for candidates to be able to go out there and make the case going forward,” DeSantis said in Naples this week.

Before that, the Governor balked at a Senate bill supported by CFO Jimmy Patronis that would have routed $5 million of state funds to a legally embattled candidate for office, which most took to mean former President Trump. He threatened a veto, and the bill was withdrawn.

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


  • PeterH

    January 30, 2024 at 5:31 pm

    There seems to be a messaging problem in today’s Republican Party.

    • Cheesy Floridian

      January 30, 2024 at 8:51 pm

      Nooooooooo what makes you say that?

    • Dont Say FLA

      January 30, 2024 at 9:39 pm

      I agree and by my estimation the problem is the message.

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  • Lex

    January 31, 2024 at 8:05 am

    Trump and his supporters need to grow up. It is their job to consolidate the party–unless they want Trump to lose. Desantis dropped out of the race and endorsed Trump. Desantis needs to make sure that Desantis does not undermine his endorsement of Trump. But the squabbles need to end. If Trump goes into a coma tomorrow, Desantis will be the backup QB. Vivek may be the future of the party, but he has not been around long enough to make me have confidence in what he will do in office. Desantis needs to learn how to be a backup QB though and never undercut the current starting QB. But as part of that endorsement Trump and his supporters need to repair all the excessive hyperbole they through at Desantis. It is a two way street.

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