On Sunday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attacked California Governor Gavin Newsom during a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.-pointing out that under Newsom, residents are fleeing California in large numbers in favor of the freedom offered by Florida.
“I knew you guys got a lot of problems out here, but your governor is very concerned about what we’re doing in Florida, so I figured I had to come by,” DeSantis joked at the beginning of his speech.
He then cited Reagan’s understanding that government has a vital role to play, but it can be a “negative force if not applied properly.” That understanding, he said, guided him during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“And I think if you look over the last four or five years, and you look at the performances of individual states, and you compare Florida versus California, New York, Illinois, some of those other states, we have had a great experiment, a great test in governing philosophies,” DeSantis said. Read more…