Ron DeSantis is taking fire from all sides during his Presidential campaign.
He is fighting the Republican establishment in addition to the Democrats.
And Ron DeSantis put Fox News on notice for one reason that no one saw coming.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not pulling any punches during the homestretch to the Iowa caucus.
He has been the target of more money spent on attack ads than any candidate for President.
DeSantis slammed Fox News for “never criticizing” former President Donald Trump during a campaign stop in Iowa.
He went after Trump for criticizing heartbeat bills banning abortion after six weeks, that he and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law.
“Now Donald Trump has said that heartbeat protection bills are a, quote, ‘terrible, terrible thing.’ And so, he’s attacked legislation protections that Kim Reynolds has enacted in Iowa that we’ve enacted in Florida,” DeSantis told the crowd.
The Florida governor said he disagreed with Trump’s reversal on life, and said that it was disturbing that this came after the former President spoke strongly in favor of life at the 2020 March for Life.
“So how do you go from giving that speech at the March for Life to now saying that it’s a terrible, terrible thing to provide even modest pro-life protections?” DeSantis wondered. “Was he not being honest then? Has he flipped his position because he’s worried about finger in the wind? That’s a pretty fundamental issue to just flip on in a matter of a few years.”
DeSantis said that Trump “disqualified” himself with pro-life voters after those remarks.
He turned his attention to Fox News and conservative talk radio which he accused of being afraid to hold Trump accountable.
“I mean, that’s just the reality. And we got to hold him accountable,” DeSantis said. “Like, you know, this idea that like all these conservative radio guys and Fox News people like, you know, they will like never criticize because they’re so concerned that someone may yell at them.”
Fox News angered DeSantis supporters when the network agreed to hold a town hall for Trump at the same time as a CNN debate in Iowa between the Florida governor and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
“Look, anyone running for office answers to you, you have every right to hold these people accountable, and you should hold him accountable when he’s taking those positions that are not consistent with the values here in northwest Iowa,” DeSantis concluded.
Ron DeSantis finds himself in a position where he has to square off, not only with Donald Trump, but also with a media that is increasingly in the back pocket of the former President.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.