DeSantis Slams Trump for Opposition to Pro-Life Laws in Florida

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During the second Republican Party presidential primary debate on Wednesday evening, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly defended his record of supporting the pro-life movement.

Co-moderator Dana Perino asked DeSantis how he planned to win over “Independent pro-choice voters in Arizona” after stating that Republicans performed poorly on the issue during the midterm elections.

“The same way we did in Florida, we won the greatest Republican victory in a governor’s race in the history of the state, over 1.5 million votes. We were winning places like Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach, that nobody thought was possible because we were leading with purpose and conviction. I reject this idea that pro-lifers are to blame for midterm defeats. I think there’s other reasons for that.” DeSantis said.

DeSantis then called out former President Donald Trump, who was absent from the debate, for his remarks last week in which he described his pro-life policies in the state of Florida as “a terrible thing.”

“The former president, he’s missing in action tonight. He’s had a lot to say about that. He should be here explaining his comments, to try to say that pro-life protections are somehow a ‘terrible thing.’ I want him to look into the eyes and tell people who’ve been fighting this fight for a long time.” he said.

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