Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to criticize the Biden administration. Despite reported tension between him and President Donald Trump (R) because of the 2024 presidential election, Governor DeSantis remains a staunch supporter of the 45th president. In a message to supporters, Governor DeSantis argued that “we’re turning into a Banana Republic” amidst verbal jabs from Democrats.
Echoing remarks he made earlier after reports of the Mar-a-Lago raid, Governor DeSantis reiterated that “the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago is yet another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves.”
In the same week, the Senate voted in favor of $80 billion in funding for the IRS, which would also appropriate $45.6 billion for “enforcement,” translating into 87,000 more employees. Republicans like Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) have called it an attack on Americans, expressing that “Senate Democrats… insist 87,000 more IRS Agents are needed to audit middle class Americans.”
Similarly, Governor DeSantis has criticized the vote, saying that “the Regime is getting another 87,000 IRS agents to wield against its adversaries. With this addition, the agency is now larger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined, and BILLIONS of dollars are now being directed to fund these new hires.”
“Democrats are not simply expanding an agency,” commented DeSantis, adding that Democrats “are growing their army of Biden Regime soldiers standing ready to execute any order by the D.C. Swamp.”
In response to the vote, Governor DeSantis argued that Democrats are “turning taxpayer-funded government agencies into extensions of the Democrat Machine to do their political bidding right before our eyes should be alarming to every American.”
Calling it “an attack on our democracy and the American people,” Governor DeSantis lamented that the country is “turning into a Banana Republic.”