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Sunshine State Says No: DeSantis Blocks Trump Legal Bill with Taxpayer Shield

via CBN News
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rejected a bill proposed by GOP state Sen. Ileana Garcia, which aimed to allocate up to $5 million in Florida taxpayer money to cover former President Donald Trump’s legal fees for his four criminal cases.

Garcia justified the bill by claiming that left-wing prosecutors and the Biden administration were attempting to prevent Trump from running for office.

DeSantis dismissed the bill, highlighting that it lacked support from GOP legislative leaders and could raise legal concerns due to Florida’s legislative rules.

“We’re in the midst of an historic moment where we’re watching an election that’s trying to be stolen by left wing prosecutors, the Biden Administration and even Blue States,” Sen. Ileana Garcia stated.

“They’re not trying to win at the ballot box; they’re trying to keep President Trump off the ballot by weaponizing the courts. Having a Floridian in the White House is good for our state — and anything we can do to support Florida Presidential candidates, like President Trump, will not only benefit our state, but our nation.”

“Some Florida Republicans want taxpayers to pay Trump’s legal bills,” Politico posted.

“But not the Florida Republican who wields the veto pen…” Desantis responded.

This decision came after DeSantis endorsed Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, emphasizing the need for a change from the previous Republican establishment.

“There also could be legal questions about the bill since Florida has strict procedural rules regarding legislation that is tailored to an individual or a single business,” the report read.

“While I’ve had disagreements with Donald Trump, such as on the coronavirus pandemic and his elevation of Anthony Fauci, Trump is superior to the current incumbent Joe Biden. That is clear,” DeSantis said.

“I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee and I will honor that pledge. He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican Guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”

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