In a recent segment, former Florida Republican Congressman David Jolly labels Florida Governor and potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis as “a very dark figure” and “far more dangerous than Donald Trump.” This bold statement has sparked criticism, and some argue it reveals a broader trend of faux Republicans and far-left Democrats trying to bring down DeSantis.
Jolly argues that DeSantis, unlike the “transactional” Trump, is a culture warrior who wishes to take America back 100 years and uses the Constitution to achieve it. He adds that DeSantis has a dark vision for America and sees the current situation as a real war that he must win. These remarks were met with backlash from conservatives and Republicans, who countered that it’s merely fear-mongering and yet another attempt to discredit a prominent conservative leader.
The desperation to defeat DeSantis and maintain an anti-Trump narrative unifies faux Republicans and far-left Democrats. It is important to recognize this and protect the future of the conservative movement in America.