This past Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke out to discredit the building rumors that there is currently a “civil war brewing” between former President Donald trump and himself regarding the GOP party’s 2024 presidential nomination.
DeSantis put forth his statement seemingly in response to a question as he spoke out in Matlacha, Florida, to gathered officials about the Hurrican Ian recovery efforts for the state.
“We just finished this election, okay?” expressed DeSantis. “People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff. I mean, seriously, we just ran an election. We have this Georgia runoff coming, which is very important for Republicans to win that Georgia runoff.”
“I mean, I know around the country, Florida was kind of the biggest bright spot, it was not so bright in many other parts of the country,” he went on. “It was a substandard performance given the dynamics that are at play.”
The governor went on to state that he was given the chance to push forward as the governor of his state because he was fully focused on leading and bringing about results for the people living in Florida.
DeSantis stated that he was going to waste no time in getting right back to work after taking the landslide victory last week against Democratic opponent Charlie Crist.
“So at the end of the day, I think what we showed in Florida is just produce results, lead with conviction,” he stated. “I never put my finger in the wind or took polls, I just did what I thought that was right. But what the election gives us the opportunity to do is to continue to deliver. And so we’re going to continue to deliver, we’re not going to look back. And I think that that’s very, very significant.”
“But what I think Florida has shown is that, you look at all the problems that the country is having with the inflation, the open border, all these different things, a lot of failures,” he went on. “Florida is an example that you know what, you can get the big things right, you can get things right.”
He finished his statements about the subject by explaining that he was entirely focused on what more he could get done in order to make sure that his state leads the country in governing.
“You know, the good thing about winning a big victory, we’ve got super majorities in the legislature now, and really, I think have have an opportunity to continue great momentum,” he concluded.
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"We just finished this election, ok? People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff, I mean seriously […] We have this Georgia runoff coming, which is very important for Republicans to win." pic.twitter.com/XduafoZJif
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) November 16, 2022