Florida's Ron DeSantis wants to expand executions and no gun permits required.
A recent poll shows DeSantis beating Trump and Biden.
It’s another beautiful day here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, not far from Sarasota.
Unfortunately Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis imposed on our space by deciding to hold a press conference a few minutes ago at nearby Florida’s State College at Sarasota-Manatee.
His presser was basically more blather and lies about his theories on education, race and Queer Theory.
This is all in pursuit of the Republican nomination for president.
A recent poll shows him beating both Trump and Biden.
In addition to his attack on education, DeSantis wants to expand Florida’s executions.
You may recall the horrific mass gun killings of children at Florida’s Parkland High School.
On February 14, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Miami suburban town of Parkland, Florida, murdering 17 people and injuring 17 others.
The killing spree was the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, surpassing the Columbine High School massacre that killed 15.
To Ron DeSantis the problem wasn’t the availability of guns in Florida and the nation.
In fact, DeSantis just made guns even more easily available by passing a law allowing ownership and concealed carry of a gun with no permit required.
But DeSantis’ response to Parkland is to expand the use of the death penalty.
The Supreme Court has ruled (at least, so far) that in states that still have the death penalty, the jury vote for the death penalty must be unanimous and it can only apply to capital offenses.
DeSantis wants to change all that.
In spite of DeSantis, spending time down here with family and friends in January is wonderful.
However, it is a reminder that Ron DeSantis is not just a Florida problem.
He’s coming for the rest of us.
He’s raising lots of money.
He’s a demagogue and a master of the wedge issues.
He’s ahead in the polls.
And the Democrats have Joe Biden.
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