Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is declaring that a “red wave” will overtake the 2022 midterm election, and his own gubernatorial position is at stake. Political pundits have long pondered whether the upcoming election cycle will see Republicans elected because of President Joe Biden’s (D) low approval rating, and the idea is now providing momentum for the GOP.
In a message directed to supporters, the Governor’s Team claimed that “2022 is the year that freedom is on the ballot.”
The Governor has often called the Sunshine State the “Free State of Florida,” which has garnered criticism from Democrats who have disregarded it as largely just political rhetoric.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), a gubernatorial hopeful, spoke to the Floridian earlier this year, and she argued that calling the state the “Free State of Florida” is “a racist dog whistle.”
However, Governor DeSantis argues that he “is fighting tooth and nail every single day to ensure Florida remains the freest state in America” after being at odds with the President regarding vaccine mandates, mask mandates and vaccine passports.
‘Biden and his unconstitutional mandates have no place in the Sunshine State,” the team vowed, adding that “Governor DeSantis is protecting our right to put food on the table, to keep businesses open, and to keep our schools open.”
In turn, they assert to supporters that “if there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that Governor DeSantis isn’t allowing unconstitutional encroachments on our freedom in Florida.”
Over the weekend, the Florida Governor responded to comments made by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki over Florida’s handling of schools during the pandemic.
Governor DeSantis’ Team responded by saying that “Florida’s schools are open, and they will continue to be open despite the pressure from Dr. Fauci, the lockdown Democrats, and the hysterical corporate media.”