There is a lot of attention on Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis. His leadership stands out on multiple fronts as Americans continue to debate matters related to COVID-19, rioting, and economic comebacks.
Many folks are pleased with the Florida governor’s leadership. As a matter of fact, hundreds of people each day are moving to the Sunshine State, especially due to its reputation as the “oasis of freedom.”
Republicans in America have expressed hope that DeSantis will run for president in the 2024 election. While the Florida governor hasn’t confirmed that he’ll seek the White House, DeSantis is scheduled to give an address to the Allegheny County Republican Party in Pennsylvania, per Fox News.
Governor DeSantis’ Upcoming Speech in Pennsylvania
The Florida governor’s speech is set to take place next month on May 20. Some Americans are speculating that DeSantis’ upcoming remarks signify the start of a bid for the 2024 Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
Great morning at the ribbon cutting of Florida’s largest Food Hall — the Delray Beach Market. @market_beach has dozens of vendors and over 150,000 square feet to explore and enjoy. #DelrayBeachMarket pic.twitter.com/7h3SUFY1CL
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 24, 2021
Next month’s event hosted by the Allegheny County Republican Party will come as the Pennsylvania GOP begins preparing for next year’s gubernatorial and senatorial races. Pennsylvania is known for being a swing state. It went red in the 2016 presidential election; yet, during the 2020 presidential race, the state ultimately wound up in Biden’s column.
At this time, the Florida governor has not shared any public statements regarding his upcoming address to the Allegheny County Republican Party.
Growing Political Clout for the Florida Governor
By all accounts, DeSantis is doing pretty well and managing to gain political clout.
Earlier this month, the Florida GOP governor yet again garnered praise from conservatives after signing statewide anti-riot legislation into law. The bill that cracks down on rioting also makes it harder for cities and localities to defund law enforcement.
Floridians and visitors have a right to feel safe in our state, and HB 1 creates a safer Florida for all. pic.twitter.com/EjSr5zfaVW
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 20, 2021
Republicans praised this bill as a necessary step for greater public safety. However, Democrats are already bringing lawsuits against the anti-riot legislation; the left believe that such a bill breaches the First Amendment. Although, nowhere in the First Amendment are Americans granted the right to loot, vandalize property, or riot.
All of that is very different from protesting. The fact of the matter is that Florida’s anti-riot legislation shield the right to peaceably assemble; what the bill doesn’t do, though, is allow violent and chaotic riots.
What do you think about the Florida governor’s upcoming speech in Pennsylvania? Do you think DeSantis is preparing to run for the White House in 2024? Let us know in the comments section below.