Florida GOP Clears Major Roadblock For DeSantis

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(FixThisNation.com) – Florida lawmakers are preparing to open up the path for Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce a 2024 presidential campaign without having to resign from his current positions.

Republicans in the Florida Senate are going to be adding the provision to the existing elections bill that will make it possible for the governor to run for president without having to resign. The provision is expected to pass through the chamber before the end of the legislative session. There are currently different opinions on whether Florida law actually requires the governor to resign in order to run for the White House, but lawmakers are looking to remove any doubt.

Republican state Sen. Danny Burgess told Politico that currently “there is ambiguity” which is something that they have extensively talked about, this is why they are proceeding with this provision that will help clear the provision.

DeSantis is widely expected to join the 2024 presidential march following the end of the legislative session. He is also considered to be the biggest challenger going against former President Trump for the GOP nomination.

If the provision passes successfully, then this could be a big blow to Trump’s campaign, which has repeatedly blasted DeSantis for traveling across the country instead of staying in his state.

In April, the Trump campaign put out an email stating that “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is currently on a month-long, taxpayer-funded presidential campaign schedule paid for by Florida taxpayers.”

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