(UnitedVoice.com) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is running for the Republican presidential nomination, and it’s not going very well. The candidate is down by 30 points. He’s trying to reset his campaign and launching a new attack on former President Donald Trump.
During an August 15 episode of “The Ingraham Angle,” DeSantis discussed Trump’s successes and then claimed the former president failed to “drain the swamp.” Not only did he not drain it, but according to the governor, it “got worse in his four years” in the White House. The GOP candidate went on to say he’s the best candidate to end the so-called “weaponization” of the federal government, including the FBI.
DeSantis told Igraham that he was going to fire FBI Director Christopher Wray if he were elected president. Wray was chosen by Trump and confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate. The Florida governor cited officials he has removed from office or resigned at his request. Most notably, DeSantis has taken heat for circumventing voters and removing two duly elected Democratic prosecutors in his state and replacing them with conservatives. He claims the prosecutors weren’t following the law.
The governor said he’s “shown an ability to take action and get the job done.” He promised that he was “going to do the same thing” at the federal level.
DeSantis is in the middle of a campaign reboot. A new Emerson College Poll declared the governor is fading. He has fallen to third place in the poll with just 8%. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is now in second place with 9%, and Trump is in first with 49%. Business Insider blamed a series of missteps by the DeSantis Campaign, including a homophobic video and a staffer sharing Nazi symbolism. Unlike former President Trump, who is often complimented for his charisma, the governor is described as having none.
Despite the criticism, the governor does have a successful record in his state. That could still help propel him forward. There are still many months for DeSantis to make a comeback.
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