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DeSantis: Listless Vessels “Put Entertainment And Personality Over Principle”

Ron DeSantis said his “listless vessel” comment was referring to people in Congress who have attacked him and labeled him a RINO.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Ahead of tonight’s Republican primary debate, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis explained comments he made during an interview with The Florida Standard’s Editor in Chief, Will Witt.

“The people in Congress that I was referring to that have attacked me and tried to say somehow that I was a RINO. They’re putting entertainment and personality over principle,” DeSantis told Fox News.


DeSantis says one of the biggest problems he sees in the Republican party is people who say they will do certain things and don’t follow through.

“What are we [Republicans] delivering for the people that have put us into office?” DeSantis asked rhetorically. “In the state of Florida, I can say that I have delivered more for America-first principles than anybody else in the country.

DeSantis went on to highlight his successful policies in his home state, resulting in a booming economy and the lowest crime rate in 50 years. The governor said under his leadership, Florida cracked down on illegal immigration, expanded Second Amendment rights and got indoctrination out of Florida schools.

“This [debate] is really a great opportunity because I don’t think very many people over the summer have been following it that closely,” DeSantis said. “I think this is going to be the first time where candidates are going to be able to speak unfiltered to a large number of Americans.”

“We need to send Biden back to his basement in Delaware and reverse the country’s decline,” DeSantis added. “And I’m the guy that can do it. I have proven it in the state of Florida, and I won’t let people down as the next president.”