Ron DeSantis Fires Up Republicans At CPAC: ‘Don’t Ever Back Down’
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted the Republican Party’s future during his CPAC speech. He urged conservatives to have more backbone and not back down to radical leftists.
DeSantis slammed the Democrat “lockdown states” and urged businesses to retain their right to operate and make a living for themselves and their employees.
After boasting about how Florida took a balanced approach to fight COVID, DeSantis slammed the sudden surge of nationwide vote-by-mail.
“When COVID hit, I rejected pressure to make hasty and ill-conceived changes to our election administration like mass mailing of unsolicited ballots,” DeSantis said. “And the result on election night by midnight, the state of Florida had counted, tabulated, and put out 11 million votes.”
“But we’re not resting on our laurels, this year Florida’s leading on banning all forms of ballot harvesting and banning third-party political groups, like those funded by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, from interfering in the administration of our elections,” he continued. “Bottom line is this, in Florida, your vote counts and we will continue to have a process that is transparent and that inspires confidence.”
DeSantis continued, targeting the onslaught of online conservative censorship.
“Florida’s also leading in protecting our people from political censorship and in holding big tech accountable,” he added. “When our legislature convenes next month, it will pass and I will sign the most ambitious reforms yet proposed for combating political censorship and deep platforming, for preventing big tech from interfering in our elections, and for safeguarding the privacy of your personal data.”
Lastly, DeSantis outlined his vision for keeping the federal government accountable when it came to importing cheap labor and weakening national security against foreign enemies. He also made a callback to the late Rush Limbaugh.
“We reject open borders and instead support American sovereignty and the American worker,” DeSantis continued. “Building a movement on the foundation of amnesty and cheap foreign labor is like building a house on a field of quicksand. We reject weakness in the face of the threat posed by China, including their actions in international trade. We reject military adventurism, instead support a strong defense solely for the purpose of protecting our nation and its people. Now, the battles ahead will be made more difficult, without the voice of one of our greatest field generals, my friend, Rush Limbaugh.”
“When you do and you engage in the battles ahead, hold the line. Stand your ground, and don’t ever, ever back down.”