Two female protestors reportedly briefly disrupted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ remarks at the New Hampshire GOP’s annual fundraising dinner on Friday a few minutes into it.
At the sold-out event in a hotel ballroom in Manchester, the capital and largest city of New Hampshire, the protesters, who appeared to be chanting “Jews Against DeSantis,” reached it all the way to the stage before being swiftly removed by security.
#BREAKING: Protestors storm an unphased Gov. Ron DeSantis at New Hampshire event
They chanted "Jews against DeSantis!"
DeSantis: "Why you'd want to pay the ticket to get in just to do that, I don't know!" pic.twitter.com/zwNnlz7590
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) April 14, 2023
Before entering the ballroom, all attendees to the event, which serves as the state party’s major yearly fundraiser, had to go through a security check.
DeSantis is visiting New Hampshire for the first time this year.
New Hampshire is home to the first primary and second overall contest in the Republican presidential nomination calendar.
The well-liked conservative governor of Florida has already made stops in Iowa and Nevada this year and will be in South Carolina the following week.
DeSantis isn’t running for president in 2024, but he’s anticipated to do so following Florida’s legislative session, which ends at the end of the month.
Yet he has already taken several steps behind the scenes toward starting a campaign, such as increasing personnel in Tallahassee.
In his speech, Florida’s governor, a former congressman who over the past three years has seen his popularity among conservatives across the nation soar as a result of his adamant opposition to coronavirus pandemic restrictions and his aggressive actions as a conservative culture warrior going after media, corporations, and teachers unions, praised his achievements in the Sunshine State.
And the governor highlighted his campaign to outlaw the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity in Florida classrooms in a statement that was met with a very loud round of applause from the audience.
DeSantis’ journey takes place amid a hectic few days.
On Thursday, the governor of Florida was the featured speaker at two Republican Party events in Ohio.
He also spent Friday in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he delivered the keynote lecture at Liberty University’s convocation ceremonies before traveling to New Hampshire.
Thursday night, after making trips in Ohio and Florida, the governor signed a bill into law that outlaws the majority of abortions in the state after six weeks.
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