Category: Gov. Ron DeSantis

‘Try Crying About It’: DeSantis Spokesperson Calls on Reporters Barred From GOP Summit

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’s press secretary Christina Pushaw sent a message to liberal reporters who were not invited to a GOP convention in the Sunshine State: “Try crying about it.” The Florida Republican Party’s annual Sunshine Summit came to its big election-year gathering in Hollywood over the past weekend, featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, Republican…


Chinese Investors Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Buy US Properties: DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned about China’s malign influence in the Sunshine State after reports showed Chinese investors having spent billions of dollars buying U.S. farmland and other real estate. Calling China the United States’ “number-one adversary,” DeSantis told Fox News on July 23 that companies linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) shouldn’t be…


Trump and GOP Governors Criticize Biden Administration Over Record Inflation

Former President Donald Trump and several Republican governors have criticized the Biden administration, saying its poor decisions and policies have led to the current record-high inflation. “Inflation just hit ANOTHER 40-year high of 9.1%, which is terrible for our Country. Fuel prices up 60%, Airfare up 34%, Eggs up 33%—how can people survive this? How…


Salon Website Corrects Year-Old Headline Saying DeSantis Forces Students to Register Political Views

Left-wing outlet Salon changed a year-old headline, after falsely stating Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a 2021 bill that forces Florida’s students and professors to register their political views with the state. The original headline published in June 2021, which read “DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state,” has…


Florida Vows to Enhance Pro-Life Protections After Supreme Court Ruling

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Friday the state would enhance its pro-life protections, while applauding the high court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade. “By properly interpreting the Constitution, the prayers of millions have been answered,” DeSantis said in a June 24 Twitter post in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to undo…


New Law Restricts Smoking on Florida Beaches

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on June 17 that allows local leaders to restrict, even ban, smoking on Florida’s public beaches. Passed with near-unanimous approval by the state legislature in March, HB 105 will take effect on July 1. Designed to build on the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA), its purpose is to protect…


New Florida Law Allows Smoking Bans at Beaches

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on June 17 that allows local leaders to restrict or even ban smoking on Florida’s public beaches and in public parks. Passed with near-unanimous approval by the state legislature in March, HB 105 will take effect on July 1. Designed to build on the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA), the…


Florida Surgeon General Says State ‘Puts Data Over Ideology’ in Opposing COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

Florida is defending its decision not to preorder COVID-19 vaccines for young children or vaccinating them, after drawing criticism from the White House. “Did the COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids <5 show a reduction in severe illness? Did the trials show a benefit for those with a prior COVID-19 infection? Is there a benefit for…


Florida ‘Puts Data Over Ideology’ in Opposing COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children: State’s Surgeon General

Florida is defending its decision not to preorder COVID-19 vaccines for young children or vaccinating them, after drawing criticism from the White House. “Did the COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids <5 show a reduction in severe illness? Did the trials show a benefit for those with a prior COVID-19 infection? Is there a benefit for…


DeSantis Criticizes Biden’s Move to Force Gender Ideology by Cutting Off School Lunch Funding

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has criticized President Joe Biden’s move to seize school lunch program funding to further what DeSantis characterized as “woke gender ideology.” “In Florida, we are fighting against Biden’s intentionally destructive policies like denying school lunches for states that refuse to implement woke gender ideology in the schools,” DeSantis said in a…