Donald Trump spent the past few months ratcheting up his attacks on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
But Ron DeSantis is finally firing back at Trump.
And Ron DeSantis just called out Donald Trump for dodging one important question conservatives want him to answer.
Ron DeSantis racked up several conservative victories over the past few years.
DeSantis showed Republicans how to fight and win against the woke Left by banning Critical Race Theory, prohibiting biological males from participating in women’s sports, and stopping the left-wing grooming of young children into the transgender lifestyle.
He restored the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners by signing Constitutional Carry into law, enacted election integrity reforms, and banned future COVID mandates.
But one of the Governor’s most important conservative victories came earlier this year when he signed a bill banning abortions after six weeks into law.
“We are proud to support life and family in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said at the time. “I applaud the Legislature for passing the Heartbeat Protection Act that expands pro-life protections and provides additional resources for young mothers and families.”
However, Donald Trump recently took issue with DeSantis for signing the “harsh” bill into law.
“If you look at what DeSantis did, a lot of people don’t even know if he knew what he was doing,” Trump said when asked about the six week abortion ban. “But he signed six weeks, and many people within the pro-life movement feel that that was too harsh.”
Trump refused to answer if he would have signed a six week abortion ban into law, instead saying that “I’m looking at all options” before pivoting to him delivering the Justices that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
On Monday, reporters asked Ron DeSantis for his thoughts on Trump calling the bill “harsh.”
“Protecting an unborn child when there’s a detectable heartbeat is something that almost, probably, 99% of pro-lifers support,” DeSantis said. “It’s something that other states like Iowa under Governor Kim Reynolds have enacted.”
“As a Florida resident, you know, he didn’t give an answer about, ‘would you have signed the heartbeat bill that Florida did?’” DeSantis continued. “That had all the exceptions that people talk about when the legislature put it in.”
But then DeSantis took his first swipe at Donald Trump by calling him out for dodging the question and refusing to give an answer.
“I signed the bill,” DeSantis said. “I was proud to do it,” he continued, before adding that Trump “won’t answer whether he would sign it or not.”
#BREAKING: DeSantis hits Trump on suggesting the six-week abortion ban may be "too harsh"
"As a Florida resident, he didn't give an answer about 'would you sign the heartbeat bill that Florida did?' […] He won't answer whether he would sign it or not." pic.twitter.com/2yYoYZSt7F
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) May 16, 2023
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