Miami – Ripple effects of Republican wipeout in Florida reveal divisions in both parties.
Earlier this week, Manny Diaz, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, blamed a lack of support from Democrats across the country on the midterm loss.
Florida Rep. Fentris Driskel, a Democratic Florida congressman, agreed with Diaz in the face of calls to resign. She is preparing to speak out against a reduction in her 15-week abortion ban.
Republicans, meanwhile, were dealing with former President Donald Trump’s criticism of Governor Ron DeSantis for focusing on dealing with the aftermath of Hurricanes Nicole and Ian.
As Trump prepared to announce his plans to run for a third term in 2024, Trump told him,DeSanctimoniousand described him as “an average Republican governor who does good public relations.”
Mr. Trump’s candidate lost, but Mr. DeSantis was re-elected by nearly 20 points. Trump was still dealing with the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021 riots and faced criticism from Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
“You’ve done a great job (I wasn’t running!) and I’m very busy thinking about the future. Remember, I’m a stable genius.
political strategist Giancarlo Sopo and Fernando Amandi Republican voters in Florida agreed they were “outliers” in the midterm elections.
Sopo attributes this to the “kind of leadership” displayed by Senators DeSantis and Marco Rubio, and the likable demeanor of Congressman Maria Elvira Salazar.
“People are drawn to her and want to take selfies with her.” sopo said About retired Spanish-speaking TV journalist Salazar.
amandhi said He thinks DeSantis won’t turn against Trump during TWISF as ex-president turns him into a ‘low-energy little governor’ DeSanctimonious” and MAGA “Republican Wings” can only have one leader at a time.
“DeSantis dares not take him on because he will be crushed.” amandhi said.
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Watch Sopo and Amandhi’s segment
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