Many people believe the only person that can take back the White House is Ron DeSantis. Donald Trump already lost in 2020 and some Republicans think 2024 will be a repeat. It might be even why Democrats indicted Trump, to manipulate Republicans into nominating him–so he can lose in the general.
But what is stopping Gov. DeSantis from winning the nomination and defeating Joe Biden?
Currently, there is a Florida statute that could hamper DeSantis’s 2024 aspirations. An existing law requires a sitting governor to resign before he can even run for president. This seems to be an arbitrary rule. If a candidate loses, he won’t be able to return to his post in Florida. But the state’s legislature is making sure that, if DeSantis runs, he won’t have to abandon Florida.
From Fox News:
Florida lawmakers are poised to clear the path for Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce a 2024 presidential campaign without needing to resign as governor.
Republicans in the Florida Senate are expected to add the provision to an existing elections bill making its way through the chamber before the end of session. While opinions differ on whether Florida law truly requires a governor to resign in order to run for president, lawmakers in the state are looking to simply remove any question.
Gov. DeSantis is getting one step closer to a 2024 announcement, thanks to his allies in the Florida Senate. Florida lawmakers are about to pass a bill that removes a rule that could prevent DeSantis from running for president.
The existing rule has ambiguous language that some claim requires a governor to step down if he runs for higher office. If DeSantis does run for president, it could mean him losing his governor’s seat.
But the Republican-controlled Florida legislature is going to pass a bill removing that language. This means DeSantis can run for president without fear of abandoning Florida.
To be clear, this does not mean DeSantis will be president and governor at the same time. Should he win the 2024 Election, he would be obligated to resign from his job as Florida governor. This just ensures he won’t have to quit his current job, just to run.
This is the biggest sign DeSantis intends to run for president. Many believe he is the only Republican that can defeat Trump–who cannot win independent voters in the general. DeSantis could unite the GOP and win over more than a few swing voters, to crush the socialist Joe Biden.
- Florida lawmakers are clearing the way for Gov. DeSantis to run for president.
- Republicans are passing a bill that removes a rule that requires a governor to resign.
- Many believe DeSantis will soon run for president, rivaling Trump and Biden.
Source: Fox News