Back in 2018, US Congressman. Matt Gates was at the center of the campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.
Gates was not central to the reelection effort. daily caller What he wrote is that the DeSantis 2024 trial balloon hovering right wing shows he’s not on board, especially in the wake of the midterm elections.
Rather, Gates has four more years to go. donald trumpOr as he put it, “America needs Donald Trump in the White House.”
“The work President Trump started is not finished. Only Trump can be trusted to enact the ‘America First’ agenda that he implemented in 2016. We do not accept any imitation. Despite what many conservative elites in Washington, D.C. would like you to believe, we are neither in the ‘post-Trump era’ nor close to it,” Gates argued. .
Congressmen then called out DeSantis’ major donors.
“Look who’s lining up to run against Trump in the 2024 primary. It’s like people Paul Ryan Or a billionaire mega-donor Ken Griffin, planning to endorse Trump’s challenge.Politico report “We want to blunt the tide of populism that complicates the relationship between the party and the corporate world,” Mr. Griffin said.
Griffin donated $5 million to DeSantis for this cycle. His belief is that America will be “fully served by him as president.” Gates believes it further demonstrates the need to “drain the swamp,” as Trump famously put it.
“Why stop progress now and go back to the Republican Party that Wall Street favors? Shouldn’t put the star quarterback on the bench at halftime.”
The apparent distance between Gates and DeSantis was evident last year. Reportedly under investigation by the Department of Justice. DeSantis said he had “nothing to say” and closed that line of inquiry, refusing the opportunity to defend someone key to the Republican nomination and his rise to the governor’s office.
In 2018, Gates accompanied DeSantis 3 stop tour cities join DeSantis questions and answers sessions at those events. He also accompanied DeSantis to at least one of his debates during the Primary election.
When the primary becomes a rear view, only Gates roughened with DeSantis’ then-general election opponents.
“I don’t know if I should call him. Andrew Gillam Or “Andrew Kill-’em,” Gates said at an October campaign event with DeSantis’ then-opponent DeSantis in Southwest Florida. viewed it as just another in a series of racial gaffes from DeSantis’ side.
Gillam was under surveillance by the FBI at the time, which was investigating the larger matter in Tallahassee. Gates suggested that the Democratic nominee should be named “Andrew Guilty.”
Gaetz and DeSantis attended events statewide, not just in Panhandle, Gaetz’s hometown. He eventually won the Ume Prize. Of course, it was the important role of the governor. migration team.
Gaetz’s influence was felt in DeSantis’ early policy decisions, Rick Scott When flowers were banned for smoking in the state medical cannabis program.
“Who am I to judge if they have to smoke it?” DeSantis said. “I want people’s suffering to be alleviated. I don’t think this law will work.”
But it’s clearly ancient history, as Gates has done against governors.
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