Did DeSantis Shoot Himself In The Foot With Trump Indictment Response?

'I don't know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair — I just I can't speak to that.'

  • After former President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he expected to be arrested this week, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis derided the prosecutor for weaponizing his office, but also flicked a jab at his prospective Republican rival, provoking the ire of many would-be supporters for his failure to take a stronger stand against the systemic threat of selective prosecution.
  • “If I were Governor of Florida, I would not allow any Floridian to be hauled before a Soros-backed prosecutor in a blue city over politics,” Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said on Wednesday. “I wouldn’t make an exception to not protect the President of the United States.”
  • The lawmaker made the remarks during an appearance on News Nation. He further blasted DeSantis for supposedly jeopardizing the safety of his constituents.
  • “Ron DeSantis should be standing in the breach to stop any sort of extradition of President Trump from the state of Florida,” he continued. “The fact that he’s not doing so puts every Floridian at risk who could be the subject of a false allegation.”
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