Friday night, as he addressed Republicans at a fundraising dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire, Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, waved aside a protest.
A Twitter video shows DeSantis gazing at the protestors with a perplexed, bemused expression as they rush the podium where he was speaking and interrupt his speech.
“Jews against DeSantis,” one woman called out.
#BREAKING: Protestors storm an unphased Gov. Ron DeSantis at New Hampshire event
They chanted "Jews against DeSantis!"
DeSantis: "Why you'd want to pay the ticket to get in just to do that, I don't know!" pic.twitter.com/zwNnlz7590
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) April 14, 2023
“You gotta have a little spice in the speech, right?” DeSantis quipped. “I mean, you gotta have a little fun.”
“Why you’d want to pay the ticket to get in just to do that, I don’t know, but different strokes for different folks,” the governor added.
— Mike Carter (@MikeCarterTV) April 14, 2023
BREAKING: @GovRonDeSantis of Florida was interrupted by a group of female protesters a few minutes into his speech at the New Hampshire GOP's annual fundraising dinner. The protesters appeared to chant "Jews Against DeSantis" before they were removed by security. DeSantis… pic.twitter.com/P9MMwG8tpO
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) April 15, 2023
Later, DeSantis posted a comment to Twitter.
“Thank you to the @NHGOP for a great night in the Granite State. Decline is a choice. Success is attainable. Freedom is worth fighting for. Live free or die!” he wrote.
Thank you to the @NHGOP for a great night in the Granite State.
Decline is a choice. Success is attainable. Freedom is worth fighting for.
Live free or die! pic.twitter.com/e0eLE8kZgC
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) April 15, 2023
DeSantis has positioned himself as a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, but he has not yet announced publicly that he will challenge former President Donald Trump, who is widely regarded as the front-runner for the nomination, and other candidates who have entered the race. His visit to New Hampshire is an important early primary state visit.
“If the election of 2024 is a referendum on Joe Biden and his failed policies, and we provide a fresh vision for American renewal, Republicans will win the White House, the House, and the U.S. Senate,” DeSantis said, according to USA Today.
“I am very proud of what we have accomplished in the state of Florida, but I can tell you this, I have only begun to fight,” DeSantis said.
According to WMUR-TV, he mentioned his accomplishments in Florida in his speech.
“We don’t have leaks, we don’t have drama, all we do is get the job done and what that means is we beat the left day after day, week after week, year after year,” he said.
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