Ron DeSantis is running to clean up the “Swamp” in Washington, D.C.
One sellout by the GOP establishment revealed how deep the rot is.
And Ron DeSantis dropped the hammer on RINOS in Congress for this infuriating betrayal.
House Republicans are preparing to fold in a major fight over the budget by agreeing to the demands of Senate Democrats.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced a $1.7 trillion budget deal to avoid a government shutdown.
Schumer got all of the government spending he wanted, and the deal did nothing to secure the border despite the wishes of conservatives.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ripped House Republicans who agreed to support Schumer’s budget deal saying they are “selling out everything they ran on in 2022.”
“They promised to change the way Washington operates. They said that they were going to hold these agencies accountable,” DeSantis said. “Instead, they’re funding the status quo into perpetuity over fear of a ‘government shutdown.’”
DeSantis, who was a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus in Congress, said that he would stand up for fiscal sanity if he was elected President.
“We need a President who will use the bully pulpit, lay a marker down, and stand strong to deliver results for our voters,” DeSantis added. “I will do that, just like I’ve done as Governor.”
The budget deal keeps non-defense spending at roughly the same level while giving defense spending a 3% increase.
“Why would you want to just green light the current order things, given how bad all this is?” DeSantis said. “This has been standard practice, I think, for Republicans, for a long time. What you really just need is leadership.”
The Republican establishment talks a big game during election years about getting government spending under control.
They fold like a cheap suit once they’re in office to fund Democrats’ political priorities and keep the out-of-control spending going.
The Florida Governor pointed to his own ability to get the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature to fall in line behind him during the fight over redistricting in 2021.
“I work well with the Florida Legislature,” he said. “We had an issue on Congressional redistricting. I said, ‘look, I’m gonna veto this. I don’t– this is not going to work for me.’”
DeSantis stared down the Republican leadership in the legislature and they blinked.
“They went ahead and passed it, I vetoed it. They had to go back in special session and fix it,” DeSantis explained. “You just got to be willing to use your leverage and use your constitutional authority.”
DeSantis was able to get several more Republican Congressional seats drawn during the fight with the legislature that ended up being crucial to Republicans getting the House majority after the Midterm Election.
The “Swamp” is in desperate need of a leader who will hold the line in fights over spending.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.