On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis abstained from campaigning in order to commence the current legislative session.
In his address, which at times appeared to be directed equally at electors in Iowa and Florida, he addressed the legislature.
His address occurs one week prior to the Iowa caucus, an event that could significantly impact his diminishing presidential aspirations.
Comparable to a campaign speech, he regurgitated victories from previous sessions.
In lieu of delineating precise objectives for this legislative session, DeSantis drew a parallel between the achievements of the state and what he perceives as the deterioration of the nation.
“My message is simple: stay the course. The state of our state is strong. Let’s keep doing what works. Let’s continue to make Florida the envy of the nation.” DeSantis said.
DeSantis expressed his support for the education policies implemented in Florida, highlighting the acquisition of New College of Florida by the conservatives and the legislative endeavor to prohibit “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”
In addition, he emphasized the COVID policies of his administration and the state’s prohibitions on abortion.