Many consider Governor Ron DeSantis to be the rising star in the Republican Party.
The Florida Republican has been a leading voice throughout the pandemic urging Americans to take a second look at Dr. Fauci. DeSantis encouraged Americans to think for themselves and their own decisions regarding their health and the China Virus.
DeSantis has also led the charge against the insipid spread of radical progressivism, also known as Wokeism. He’s protected children from left-wing indoctrination in schools by signing an anti-groomer bill that took the country by storm.
The left attempted to cancel DeSantis, referring to his anti-groomer legislation as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, but it didn’t stick.
An appearance in New York City at a Jewish leadership conference inspired disgruntled LGBTQUIALMNOP+ activists to protest DeSantis at the event.
On Sunday, the activists gathered with signs that read, “Say Gay,” and, “Not during pride month,” as the Republican governor spoke at the conference, organized by the conservative Tikvah Fund group.
The crowd is getting bigger at Chelsea Piers protest against Ron DeSantis. pic.twitter.com/NVLbttmGBO
— Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) June 12, 2022
DeSantis responded to the protest during an interview on Fox & Friends Monday morning.
“I’m not going to let them cancel me,” DeSantis said.
“Yeah, they demagogued that bill, but if it wasn’t that bill, it would be something else. Look, these are leftists, and the fact of the matter is, they are having a spasm about me because we’re winning in Florida. They see that, and they don’t like that,” he continued.
“After all, as the governor of Florida, I of anyone should be able to speak in front of all these future Florida voters that are moving down to my state,” DeSantis added, chuckling.
The Florida Republican even called out pro-abortion activists rioting in front of the Supreme Court Building. DeSantis noted how it seems only protestors with a certain political ideology are permitted to riot against the government.
In NY today, Ron Desantis says protesters in front of the Supreme Court building this morning are engaging in an insurrection, and “they seem to be able to get away with a lot more than if the shoe were on the other foot.” pic.twitter.com/3miEu27NRi
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) June 13, 2022
DeSantis said his battle with Disney over its self-governing Reedy Creek Improvement District and backlash over legislation that sought to preserve parental rights regarding children’s education is an example of corporations virtue signaling with false narratives.
“These woke corporations, honestly, they do have a right to say what they want, but they don’t have a right to force me or my citizens to subsidize that behavior,” DeSantis said.
The Republican governor, who is seen as a top contender for the 2024 GOP presidential ticket, has yet to drop any hints of his post-2022 plans.
Author: Nolan Sheridan