Continuing his long week of campaigning for President, today Governor Ron DeSantis will speak at the Turning Point USA (TPUSA) Student Action Summit (background on TPUSA from the Anti-Defamation League here) in Tampa. In an exciting bit of news for the Governor, he’ll have the opportunity to hang out with the “Robin” to his “Batman,” his former transition team co-chair and friend Congressman Matt Gaetz, who remains under investigation by the FBI for potential sex trafficking charges. Governor DeSantis, who also encouraged subverting the 2020 election, will be joined at the event by a who’s who of the nation’s most prominent proponents of the Big Lie like Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Josh Hawley (last seen on new video running from the mob he helped incite), as well as pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec and noted serial plagiarist Benny Johnson.
On Saturday night, the Big Lie’s creator and disgraced former President Donald Trump will provide the keynote for the conference, following behind the Governor who is seeking to primary him in 2024. With tensions high between the former President and his former protégé, it should make for quite a weekend.
After departing the TPUSA event, Florida’s Governor will then continue to not do anything about the state’s ongoing housing crisis or teacher shortage while speaking at a closed press political event hosted by the Republican Party of Florida at a casino in Hollywood.
“While the Governor spends the weekend nursing his political ambition by throwing red meat to his political base and rubbing shoulders with election deniers, Floridians continue to get no relief from out-of-control housing prices in the state,” said DeSantis Watch Communications Director Anders Croy. “After flying 2,000 miles away away from Florida to hobnob and collect checks from GOP megadonors in Salt Lake City, Governor DeSantis continues to focus only on what’s best for him, not solving the real problems facing everyday people in our state. As Florida’s Governor continues to campaign for his next job, the Floridians he views as stepping stones for his political career will be ready to end it this November.”