Ron DeSantis dismayed with ‘very far left’ RFK VP pick

Ron DeSantis Newsmax
'Those are actions that speak louder than words.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t excited by Nicole Shanahan’s selection as the running mate for independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

“Well, it’s certainly an indication that his instincts are left and I think people have known that. I think he’s made an effort to try to appear more in the center. But as you know, when you’re underwriting the campaign of somebody like George Gascon in L A, one of the most notorious George Soros progressive left prosecutors, when you underwrite all these very left wing causes, you know, those are actions that speak louder than words,” the former Republican candidate for President said of the wealthy attorney from California.

“So a candidate, a Vice President can can go up and start saying things that sound reasonable. But you look at that track record, I think that’s going to strike a lot of voters as being very far left. And, you know, I think most voters that are disenchanted with Joe Biden, think he’s been too far left. We don’t need to go further left than that.”

The Governor made the comments Thursday on Newsmax.

He has had occasion to comment on Kennedy in the past, at times memorably, such as during the fall where it seemed like he was suggesting that Kennedy could lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if DeSantis was elected President.

After pressure, he said he really meant was that he wanted Kennedy on a “bipartisan task force” about COVID-19 vaccines.

DeSantis also had occasion to dispel “chatter” about the unlikely scenario of Kennedy as a running mate, saying “on the bulk of issues, I think he’s a liberal Democrat.”

That said, DeSantis also suggested he could draw Kennedy voters in a General Election better than presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

“RFK Jr. will be a vessel for anti-lockdown and anti-Anthony Fauci voters if Trump is the nominee. If I’m the nominee, they all go to me because I stood up against Fauci,” DeSantis said in October.

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


  • WGD

    March 28, 2024 at 11:47 pm

    Translation – RFK Jr is a LEFTIST, so Trump voters should NOT vote for him. But Democrats SHOULD vote for him. Get it? That DeSantis is quite the political strategist. Trying to distract from the fact that RFK is an anti vax, anti science conspiracy theorist and a liar, and so is a natural Republican.

  • My Take

    March 29, 2024 at 1:01 am

    When you are a far-right fringer, everything looks left.

    • Dont Say FLA

      March 29, 2024 at 11:13 am

      Given the real world context of the USA’s entire political spectrum being bound entirely within the 4th quartile of the world political spectrum, that is how the use of the word “left” or “liberal” or “socialist” makes any sense at all when speaking of Americans.

      Left / Liberal / Socialist, when referring to Americans, means people who are 75% to 80% to the Right in world politics.

      • rick whitaker

        March 29, 2024 at 6:32 pm

        don’t say fla, what about guys like me? we exist, i guess guys like you discount the numbers of guys like me. me and most of my friends are WAY to the left of bernie sanders. guys like me can’t stand up and be counted, it would be too dangerous.

  • Tom

    March 29, 2024 at 8:10 am

    So a failed candidate has comments about someone else’s VP choice? That’s rich.

  • Impeach Biden

    March 29, 2024 at 9:28 am

    Doesn’t Gancarski have anything else to write about? There is no news here just an anti-DeSantis agenda by the so called registered Republican Gancarski.

    • Dont Say FLA

      March 29, 2024 at 11:08 am

      Rhonda thought it was important enough to talk about, and NewsMax thought it was newsworthy enough to spend air time on. Consider perhaps that Eff Pea is keeping us non-NewsMax viewers informed of any occasional, potentially relevant (relevant to some folks, if not you personally, especially since you already saw it 13 times on NewsMax) news that was “exclusive” to NewsMax (with “exclusive” meaning, as always, “this is so unimportant that nobody else covered it”)

    • Biscuit

      March 29, 2024 at 12:46 pm

      Bark for yourself. As a people-watcher, I particularly like hearing about people in power who say really stupid things. It’s very entertaining, and DeSantis is very, very entertaining. I want to hear about every stupid thing he says.

      • Impeach Biden

        March 29, 2024 at 5:09 pm

        If you like people in power saying stupid things then you must love the three stoogies Slo Joe, Ka Mana, and Impeached Mayorkas.

        • rick whitaker

          March 29, 2024 at 6:22 pm

          impeach biden, if you like stupid people, read your uninformed demented post

          • Impeach Biden

            March 29, 2024 at 7:10 pm

            Happy Hour in Tennessee from my intolerant leftist. Let’s see the posts get angrier and angrier as the night goes on and the moonshine flows.

        • rick whitaker

          March 29, 2024 at 7:22 pm

          impeach biden, you did get one thing right. i am mad that the maga cultist such as yourself are shitting on my country. if that doesn’t make a caring woke guy like me angry, then nothing would. the other thing you said was just a childish tennessee stereotype. i don’t drink and none of my friends and family does either. let me think of a good florida stereotype and see if it fairly fits you. everyone in florida is a stupid christian redneck. if the shoe fits, wear it.

          • Impeach Biden

            March 29, 2024 at 8:43 pm

            Left of Bernie Sanders eh? In Tennessee of all places too. I am not a MAGA cultist. I have said time after time again I would prefer a different Repub as the nominee. I will still vote for Trump though as Biden is the worst President in a lifetime. Look at the price of everything. Notice the WH no longer throws that Bidenomics term around anymore. Look at crime. Look at the lack of respect for law and order. Look at our standing in the world. No one fears that feeble, old fool. Let’s not forget the debacle on the Southern Border. Do you think ISIS K has infiltrated the United States?

    • rick whitaker

      March 29, 2024 at 6:41 pm

      impeach biden, doesn’t the fact that most people see desantis to be the worst part of their lives at present mean anything to you?. apparently, you are not wise enough to see desantis the way most thinking people see him. what do you want gancarski to write about, how stupid and uninformed some of the posters are? trust me, he would have to feature you and earl for sure. if you were the type that showed shame, that should do it for you. if not, it would just go right over your uninformed stupid head.

    • MH/Duuuval

      March 30, 2024 at 12:27 am

      Gancarski spoke knowledgably about law and order in Duval County this morning on the local NPR station and how the local FOP has painted themselves into a corner by embracing MAGA politics, which led to their losing pensions and being relegated to a 401-k type plan.

  • Hung Wiil

    March 29, 2024 at 10:03 am

    Why dismayed? This is good news, as this loser ticket will surely hurt Biden more than Trump. No need to be dismayed as RFK Jr. has always been an amateur loser in politics.

  • Dont Say FLA

    March 29, 2024 at 11:05 am

    Rhonda says the grapes of yet another VP slot are sour.

    • Hung Wiil

      March 29, 2024 at 12:52 pm

      VP Slut.

  • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

    March 29, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    Good evening Fans Of Earl,
    RFK did exactly what Don, Ron, and myself, Earl Pitts American planned for him to do by selecting an “Ultra Dook 4 Brains Lefty”
    As we all know 8iden is floundering like a freashly caught flounder flipping and flopping on the deck of Earl’s Party Boat.
    Most of the previous 8iden voters like him. Yet still in their “Dook Addled Brains” cant and wont vote for The Donald.
    The above wisdom insures massive Democrat Defection from 8iden to RFK. Especially after picking the Google Xwife Dook Lefty as RFK’s VPOTUS running mate.
    This insures the Sage Trump/DeSantis victory regardless of what else happens. Don, Ron, and Earl have all 3 of our Security Experts hiding in RFK’s crouds to prevent 8iden, 08ama, and Bill’s hit-man Hillary from taking RFK out.
    RFK will have a role in the Trump, DeSantis, Pitts upcoming Sage Administratiin.
    So America, Relax Your Sphincters, secure in The Sage Knowledge that Earl, Don, and Ron have the upcoming POTUS election Totally Going Our Sage Way.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “The New Mayor Of Realville” American

    • rick whitaker

      March 29, 2024 at 8:28 pm


      • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

        March 29, 2024 at 8:32 pm

        Thanks Mr. E.O.M., Earl wink wink

        • rick whitaker

          March 30, 2024 at 10:09 pm


      • Impeach Biden

        March 29, 2024 at 9:14 pm

        Give that redneck a banjo and a cob pipe.

        • MH/Duuuval

          March 30, 2024 at 12:22 am

          “Look at crime. Look at the lack of respect for law and order.”

          WASHINGTON – New FBI statistics show overall violent crime in the U.S. dropped again last year, continuing a downward trend after a pandemic-era spike.

          Murders dropped 13% in the last three months of 2023 compared with the same period the year before, according to FBI data released this week. Violent crime overall was down 6%.

          Property crime also ticked downward about 3% in the nation as a whole, though in the Northeast and in large cities over a million people it increased by about the same amount.

          The quarterly report released Tuesday is based on data sent to the FBI from about 80% of the law enforcement agencies in the country. Final detailed data for 2023 is expected to be released in the fall.

          • Tom

            March 30, 2024 at 8:31 am

            The whole conservative agenda is based on a dystopian view of the world that, unsurprisingly, only they can fix. It’s nonsense but if they keep saying it, I guess people will believe it. When you see comments like “I’m going to vote for trump because biden is such a bad president”, you know folks have lost their minds.

          • Impeach Biden

            March 30, 2024 at 9:25 am

            Back at you Tom. People that continue to support Biden who is completely incapable of running the country is concerning. To top it off the thought of Ka Mana as CIC s should raise Red Flags.

  • MH/Duuuval

    March 30, 2024 at 10:36 am

    Tom is spot on. Peachy’s repetitive commentary on the collapse of US society since Biden was inaugurated squares with the propaganda war being waged by both the Russians and others, including the Chinese. Duped, or fellow traveler?

    Here’s what Guiliani’s former pal Lev Parnas testified before the MAGA impeachment committee: “My mission for Giuliani and Trump would come to encompass nearly a year of traveling across the globe to find damaging information on the Bidens. This included trips to Ukraine, Poland, Spain, Vienna, London, and other locations…. In my travels, I found precisely zero proof of the Bidens’ criminality.”

    What he did find, Parnas said, was that “the Kremlin was forcing [disinformation] through Russian, Ukrainian, American, and other channels to interfere in our elections. Ultimately this was meant to benefit Trump’s re-election, which would in turn benefit Vladimir Putin.”

  • rick whitaker

    March 30, 2024 at 11:31 am

    impeach biden, you need to listen more and talk less. that is always a cure for someone that is confused as to what is what and who is who. the bad guy will always point to the good guy as he robs you. you must have missed that valuable lesson in life. another way of saying it would be, watch out for the guy who criticizes someone for something harmless when they are extremely dangerous . didn’t your dad warn you about those kinds of deceptions out in the world?

  • MH/Duuuval

    March 31, 2024 at 11:04 pm

    Looks like Greg Abbot, Dee’s nemesis, has the inside track for VP today.

    • MH/Duuuval

      March 31, 2024 at 11:07 pm

      “He’s done a great job,” Trump recently told Sean Hannity, who asked if Abbott was on the shortlist to be his Vice-President. “Absolutely, he is,” Trump replied.

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