DeSantis Watch Statement on Ron Wasting Taxpayer Dollars in South Carolina

February 20, 2024

Contact: Anders Croy / (850) 294-7070 /  

DeSantis Watch Statement on Ron Wasting Taxpayer Dollars in South Carolina

TALLAHASSEE — Today, Florida (emphasis ours) Governor Ron DeSantis will be holding a taxpayer funded press conference in South Carolina to reportedly discuss an issue unrelated to the number one problem facing his constituents – an affordability crisis devastating families and communities across the state he was elected to govern.

Ahead of the Governor’s remarks, DeSantis Watch Communications Director Anders Croy released the following statement:

“Ron DeSantis failed as a presidential candidate and now he is continuing to fail the people he was elected to govern while wasting taxpayer resources in order to fly the state’s private jet to South Carolina as he tries to remain relevant to a national audience that overwhelmingly rejected his anti-freedom agenda.

“Back home in Florida, working families and seniors are looking for solutions to the nation’s highest property and auto insurance premiums, out-of-control housing costs, and skyrocketing utility bills but Ron DeSantis can’t give up the lost cause of his presidential ambitions long enough to even pretend to care about the issues that matter to his actual constituents.

“Instead of looking to give the next governor a raise, maybe legislators in Tallahassee this session should examine docking the pay of the part-time chief executive with a penchant for elite tastes who continues to use Floridians’ tax dollars as a credit card for his own political ambitions.”


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