Ron DeSantis was shaking his head after RINO lawmakers committed this stunning betrayal

Mar 15, 2024

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to pass a bold conservative agenda.

Not everyone in the Florida Republican Party is rowing in the same direction. 

And Ron DeSantis was shaking his head after RINO lawmakers committed this stunning betrayal.

The Florida Legislature wrapped up its session for the year, which saw a slew of conservative bills land on the desk of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to sign.

The 2023 Legislative session was one of the most productive in the modern history of any state in terms of delivering top conservative priorities like the heartbeat pro-Life bill, permitless carry, and cracking down on woke schemes like Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

This year conservative activists in Florida were disappointed that some top agenda items for DeSantis died in the legislature.

RINOS in Florida Legislature kill conservative bills

Republicans had supermajorities in both chambers of the Florida Legislature but that was not enough to get top conservative priorities passed.

Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida Chairman Bob White called out the Republican lawmakers for not delivering.

“Republicans need to grow a spine,” White told the Orlando Sentinel. “What’s the point of having a Republican majority if you are going to govern like Democrats?”

Gun Owners of America Florida State Director Luis Valdes said that this year’s legislative session was an “absolute abysmal failure” for gun owners.

Legalizing open carry, lowering the age to purchase a rifle or shotgun from 21 to 18, and shortening the waiting period to buy a gun all failed to make it to DeSantis’ desk.

“You have a Republican supermajority that refuses to advance pro-Second Amendment legislation,” Valdes said. “Other states’ Republicans have out-Republicaned Florida’s Republicans.”

Anthony Sabatini, a former Republican State Representative and conservative champion, said that DeSantis’ Presidential run took his time away from shepherding bills through the Legislature.

He rated this year’s session of Legislature a D-Minus or F compared to 2023’s A or A-Minus.

“Conservatives have been stabbed in the back by the Florida Legislature like never before,” Sabatini wrote on social media. “Time to start removing RINOs.”

GOP State Senate President is the grim reaper

A laundry list of conservative bills backed by DeSantis died in the Legislature this session.

“Bills died that would have protected Confederate and other historical monuments, banned local governments from displaying rainbow Pride flags, regulated the use of pronouns for government employees, mandated a transgender person use their sex at birth on their driver’s license, and established term limits for county commissioners,” the Orlando Sentinel reported. 

Republican State Senate President Kathleen Passidomo got the blame for killing bills on gun rights, election integrity, and Life by conservatives.

Bills lowering the age to purchase a rifle and mandating biological sex on driver’s licenses died in the Senate.

Ron DeSantis and conservatives will have to come back and try again next session of the Legislature to rack up some more victories.

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

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