On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis laid scathing slander on the Republican Party during a press conference in response to the party’s series of national setbacks.
“[Republicans] have given Biden an opportunity to say, ‘Hey, [I] wanted to do something, and these Republicans stopped it.’So it’s kind of like Lucy with the football. We always expect these guys to actually get something done and they never do. Look at the House.” DeSantis said.
“I mean, we added four Republicans just from Florida in the 2022 election. Have they done anything to stop any of the problems with this government using the power of the purse? No, they haven’t done anything. You look at the Republican National Committee, it’s almost bankrupt. The chairman’s going to likely quit. These guys are like the keystone cops, and I just think a lot of voters are really getting sick of it. I see a lot of failure theater, I see a lot of virtue signaling, but I don’t see a lot of actual results.” he continued.
.@GovRonDeSantis throwing fire:
“Have [Republicans] done anything to stop any of the problems with this government using the power of the purse? No, they haven't done anything.
I see a lot of failure theater, I see a lot of virtue signaling, but I don't see a lot of results.” pic.twitter.com/pyfPb8eAYF
— Jeremy Redfern (@JeremyRedfernFL) February 8, 2024
Republicans have encountered several obstacles this week, including the inability to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the failure to enact a standalone bill in support of Israel in the House, where they hold the majority.
Some Senate Republicans and Democrats collaborated on a contentious bill to address the border crisis facing President Joe Biden. DeSantis and other detractors have stated that the bill will only exacerbate the situation.
DeSantis then drew a parallel between a portion of the national anarchy and the Republican administration in Florida.
“And I think Florida, we’re much different than that because we believe in speaking softly and let our actions speak louder than our words. And so yes, we go out, we make the case, we’ll lay down the marker, but that’s always followed with action and actually producing results. And that’s what this is all about. And I look at the failures that happen in Washington over and over again and you just think about it and you just shake your head. So, all I can say is, I’m glad we’re hunkered down here in Florida because we’ll make sure we get it done.” he concluded.
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