Recently, California Governor Gavin Newsom ran ads attacking DeSantis, claiming that he is taking away American freedoms.
“This is a guy that locked people down, that kept kids out of school, denied people the right to earn a living, wanted to force COVID vaxes on people – what did I do? I stood in the way of all that,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said. “We made sure that people had the choice about whether they wanted to take this vax or not. They should not have ever been in a position to lose their job.”
The Florida Governor also responded to Newsom’s criticism after he forced the Special Olympics to drop their vaccine mandate.
“These athletes – they have down syndrome, disabilities, and they wanted to compete in the Special Olympics in Orlando. Well, there’s an international bureaucracy affiliated with the group that imposed vax discrimination on these athletes,” he said. “The athletes I met, their doctors told them not to do it based on their condition.”
That’s when Casey DeSantis jumped in and laid waste to the California Democrat.
For those who need a reminder… this is why we fight.
Isabella competed in the Special Olympics because @RonDeSantisFL stood up and fought for her and all the other Special Olympians who would have been sidelined.
We will never stop fighting for people like Isabella. pic.twitter.com/NARnZdSvaU
— Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) July 18, 2022
It was a beating, and Democrats had just gotten over being stung after DeSantis hammered them over their response to the Uvalde shooting.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill aimed at improving school safety in Florida following the Uvalde, Texas school shooting that left 21 people dead.
The bill, known as HB 1421, takes several steps to prevent school shootings in the future including requiring school safety officers to make complete crisis intervention training, allowing school safety officers to make arrests on charter school property and requiring school districts annually certify that 80% of school personnel have received youth mental health awareness training.
“Every child needs a safe and secure learning environment,” DeSantis said in a press release. “By signing HB 1421, we continue to build on the many steps we have taken since 2019 to implement the recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, while also making record investments in mental health and school safety.”
Experts appeared to be thrilled with the move.
“This legislation is a huge leap forward in school safety,” said State Board of Education Member Ryan Petty, who lost a child in the Parkland shooting, said. “I want to thank Governor DeSantis for his bold leadership on this most fundamental issue. Nothing is more important than providing safe and secure learning environments for our children and educators. Extending the Commission’s work and requiring mental health and de-escalation training for safe-school officers will make a major difference in mitigating the risk of a future tragedy.”
DeSantis has seen his star rising within the GOP for some time now, thanks in no small part to decisive actions such as the ones he’s taken here, and some political observers seem to think that the Sunshine State lawmaker is preparing for a potential 2024 run at the White House.