Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has used his annual state message to Florida legislators to boast of winning the culture war and voicing his support for the 2024 presidential election if he chooses to run for president. previewed the policies that form the backbone of
In a statement Tuesday, Mr. DeSantis told the Florida legislature (which opened a 60-day session that day) that the state’s population growth over the past few years has led to a broader public health crisis, refusing the advice of public health experts. due to his decision to tackle the cultural struggle. Public school and higher education content.
“We defied the experts, we betrayed the elite, we ignored the chatter, we did it our way – the Florida way. It’s become our number one destination,” he said.
Florida’s governor also attacked the Biden administration’s immigration policy, accusing him of allowing “large quantities of fentanyl to be trafficked around the southern border.”
DeSantis also said the Sunshine State “is on the front lines of the fight for freedom” and urged lawmakers to continue executing on Republican priorities, adding that “now is not the time to rest on laurels.” I told you.
“We have the opportunity, and indeed the responsibility, to swing for the fence to make sure Florida remains number one,” he said. “Never mind the chatty class. Ignore all background noise. Set your compass to true north. We’ll stand strong. Hold the line. We won’t back down. And , I can promise you this: you haven’t seen anything yet.
His remarks came hours after legislators introduced a so-called “heartbeat” bill that could become one of the toughest abortion laws in the country.
The proposed bill received strong criticism from White House press secretary Carine Jean-Pierre, who released a statement condemning the bill.
“Florida’s proposed bill would ban abortion before many women know if they are pregnant, effectively eliminating a woman’s right to make health care decisions about her own body. Politicians like Governor DeSantis are directly attacking the freedom to make their own health care decisions while supporting “freedom for all”. This proposal is wrong and far from the overwhelming majority of Americans, including Floridians, who support women’s choice,” she said.
“Not only will this ban prevent approximately 4 million women of childbearing age in Florida from accessing abortion care after six weeks, but it will also affect approximately 15 million women of childbearing age in southern states. We can count on Florida as an option to access care.”
DeSantis didn’t explicitly mention abortion in his remarks, but said his state was “proud to be pro-life.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/ron-desantis-state-of-state-address-2024-b2296070.html DeSantis boasts culture war victory, heralds state speech with possible message in 2024