DeSantis Slams The GOP Over Latest Deal

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has slammed the recent funding deal that the government has negotiated, claiming that the House GOP was “selling out” of their 2022 campaign stance by supporting this bill.

On Monday, DeSantis wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that in 2022 the Republicans had promised to bring changes to the operations in Washington. They had also claimed that they would be holding “these agencies accountable.” However, they were continuing to fund the status quo out of fear of a potential “government shutdown.”

Following weeks of negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced on Sunday a $1.66 trillion funding deal that would reduce government spending. It would also follow the same parameters as the deal that President Biden had reached with former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

DeSantis argued that the country needed a President who would be able to take action and deliver results for U.S. voters. He added that he would be capable of doing that in the White House, as he had previously done during his time as governor.

DeSantis along with many House Freedom Caucus have slammed the deal. The far-right House Republican members have also vowed to not vote in favor of the bill.

Throughout the 2024 presidential race, DeSantis has consistently attempted to position himself as being more conservative and he has pushed a more conservative agenda than the one of former President Donald Trump on several issues.

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