Ron DeSantis made one surprising move that may have tipped his hand for 2024

Feb 23, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the brightest stars in the Republican Party.

He’s mulling over throwing his hat in the ring for President.

And Ron DeSantis made one surprising move that may have tipped his hand for 2024.

The biggest question mark hanging over the 2024 Presidential election is if Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will enter the race.

The wildly popular Florida Governor would turn the Republican Primary into a two-man race between him and former President Donald Trump.

DeSantis has kept his cards close to his vest and kept his focus on the upcoming session of the Florida legislature where he has a chance to rack up more conservative victories.

Now, one move could be a sign that DeSantis has national ambitions.

As DeSantis Daily previously reported, the buzz about a Presidential bid is picking up after the Florida Governor announced that he was embarking on a three-city tour to speak to police officers. 

DeSantis is headed to three states with Democrat Governors who are grappling with surging crime.

The first stop on his tour is Staten Island, New York, which has seen an explosion in crime after the state’s Democrats passed pro-criminal policies.

Paul DiGiacomo, president of New York City’s Detectives’ Endowment Association, is attending the Staten Island event.

He told Fox News Digital that Democrats’ decision to end cash bail for most criminal charges is putting New York’s cops in grave danger.

“It’s a law enforcement rally to send a message back to some of our elected officials that the laws that they have enacted in the state of New York are not working – specifically the bail reform laws – and it’s putting my members, detectives and cops in danger, as well as the public,” DiGiacomo said. “It’s gone too far to the left over the last couple of years.”

DeSantis is expected to tout his pro-police record and support for law-and-order in Florida.

While crime is rising across the country, Florida is going in the opposite direction.

The state hit a 50-year low in crime with the crime rate dropping by 9.5% and murders down 14.2% since 2020.

Meanwhile, New York City has seen major crimes spiked by 38.5% since this time last year.

DeSantis has strengthened his state’s bail law, introduced tougher sentencing laws for some crimes and supported the police with pay bumps. 

Florida has recruited police officers from New York and other blue states that supported defunding the police with a program to pay $5,000 to officers who relocate to the state.

After Staten Island, DeSantis is heading to suburbs outside of Philadelphia and Chicago to speak to two more law enforcement groups.

The speaking tour is a sign that DeSantis has national ambitions by bringing his tough-on-crime stance to other states.

DeSantis is also traveling to multiple states around the country to promote his new book, The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival.

The Florida Governor’s growing travel schedule to speak to national audiences will only add to the buzz that he’s going to run for President. 

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 

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