Florida’s governor is expected to announce a presidential run
Ron DeSantis will officially enter the 2024 presidential race on Wednesday after months of speculation.
The Florida governor will participate in a live Twitter event with Elon Musk on Wednesday night, NBC News reported. Afterwards, the campaign will release an official launch video.
On Monday, Mr DeSantis, 44, teased his 2024 bid while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando where he outlined his vision for a conservative hold on the Supreme Court that would last a quarter of a centuries.
In what appeared to be a subtle swipe at Donald Trump he announced his plans to run for eight years – something Mr Trump is unlikely to do.
Mr DeSantis, 44, is seen as Mr Trump’s main rival for the Republican vote with many Republican lawmakers and right-wing media rallying behind him after the midterms.
However, the latest polls show Mr DeSantis trailing Mr Trump.
This comes at a time when Mr DeSantis is at war with Disney and returning the NAACP’s advisory warning travelers that Florida is “openly hostile” to Blacks, people of color and LGBT+ people because of its laws.
Martin Luther King’s daughter condemns Ted Cruz and supports NAACP Florida travel advisory
Texas Senator Ted Cruz found himself criticized by the daughter of late civil rights champion Dr Martin Luther King Jr on Sunday after she tried to invoke Dr King’s legacy to attack the modern incarnation in the anti-racism movement.
Mr Cruz used Dr King’s name in his own tweet attacking the NAACP, one of America’s oldest and most prominent anti-racist institutions.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 20:15
DeSantis to launch 2024 presidential bid on Twitter with Elon Musk
The Governor of Florida, who is seen as the leading opponent of Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, will begin his bid for the White House during a Wednesday night Twitter Spaces event with the billionaire.
The event will take place at 6pm ET and will be hosted by tech entrepreneur David Sacks, who is a supporter of Mr DeSantis and a close business adviser to Mr Musk, according to NBC News.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 19:38
Ron DeSantis mocks 2024 bid as he makes subtle dig at Trump
While he was setting up the appointment of the seventh right-leaning justice to the Supreme Court, the Florida governor noted how he, if elected president, would be able to run for re-election and spend eight years in the White House, unlike Mr. Trump who can only serve one term because he has been commander-in-chief for four years.
Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 19:30
DeSantis will launch his 2024 campaign on Twitter Wednesday night
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will announce that he will run for president during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, three sources familiar with the plans told NBC News.
Musk and DeSantis will host an event on Twitter Spaces, the site’s platform for audio chats, on Wednesday at 7 pm ET. It will be run by David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur who is a Musk confidant and DeSantis supporter.
That night, the campaign will release a launch video, and DeSantis will begin visiting several early states after Memorial Day.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 19:12
DeSantis boasts about ‘quarter century’ of 7-2 conservative majority on Supreme Court if he wins in 2024
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has predicted that if he wins the presidency, conservatives could have a 7-2 majority on the Supreme Court for 25 years, according to reports.
The governor and future candidate for the Republican nomination for president made the remarks while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 19:00
DeSantis is currently being tracked down by the student guarding Elon Musk’s private jet
Jack Sweeney, a student at the University of Central Florida, created a Twitter account called “@DeSantisJet”, which tracked the location of the plane used by Mr DeSantis.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 18:45
Profile: Casey DeSantis
As Ron DeSantis prepares to take the national stage, interest inevitably turns to his personal life and that of his wife, Casey DeSantis, as the future first lady of the US.
Joe Sommerlad profile of Florida’s current first lady.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 18:15
DeSantis lays out the vision for growing the conservative majority on the Supreme Court
Speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando on Monday night, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis outlined his vision for maintaining and even growing the conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
The Washington Post reported that he suggested that if he were elected president and served two full terms, the number of conservative justices could increase to seven of the total of nine, indicating that John Roberts (who sometimes sided with of liberal justices) and Sonia Sotomayor may need to be replaced.
“So it’s possible that in those eight years, we have the opportunity to strengthen the judges … Alito and Thomas as well as make improvements with others, and if you can do that, you have 7-2 that conservative majority. on the Supreme Court that will last a quarter-century,” Mr. DeSantis said to loud applause.
Democratic groups described the scenario as “horrendous”.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 17:50
DeSantis drops ‘FL’ from Twitter management as 2024 announcement expected
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appears to have dropped the letters “FL” from his personal Twitter handle and acquired the @RonDeSantis handle from its former owner.
His team appears to have dropped the Sunshine State from their management as well, becoming @TeamRonDeSantis.
The official announcement of his candidacy is expected this week as he files papers and meets with donors, having already visited several key states and embarked on a short international tour.
On Monday, Senator Tim Scott entered the race to become the Republican nominee and got a surprisingly warm welcome from current pack leader Donald Trump (who unsurprisingly also dissed DeSantis in the same post).
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 17:38
DeSantis responded to the NAACP’s call for tourists to boycott Florida
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis brushed off any concerns about the NAACP issuing a formal advisory warning travelers that the Sunshine State is “openly hostile” to Blacks, people of color and LGBT people. + people.
The Independent approached Mr DeSantis’ office on Monday about the advisory issued by the largest and oldest civil rights organization in the United States on 20 May.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 17:30