DeSantis boasts of having 'drained the swamp' in Florida

 August 17, 2023

Breitbart reported that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took aim at former President Donald Trump during an interview on Tuesday with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

Specifically, DeSantis touted the fact that he has managed to remove left-wing prosecutors and incompetent election officials while complaining that Trump had failed to do the same.  

"The swamp got worse in his four years"

According to Breitbart, Ingraham at one point noted how Trump "had three years to fire [FBI Director]Christopher Wray" and yet failed to do so.

She also complained of how the former president let former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "off the hook" before adding, "The swamp got worse in his four years."

"So, if I’m you, how do I convince the GOP voters that while these indictments are obviously political lawfare, I guess you could call it, that you’re still the one who’s most electable? How do you make that argument?" Ingraham asked.

DeSantis responded, "Well, because I think going forward, the question really is, what are we going to do about all this, Laura?"

"On day one, Christopher Wray gets sent packing"

"And what we need to do is get a president, obviously, who can beat Biden, but that could actually end the weaponization of federal power through the DOJ [and] the FBI," he continued.

"So, for example, with me as president, on day one, Christopher Wray gets sent packing. You’re going to see the DOJ cleared out. We are going to ensure a single standard of justice in this country again," the governor insisted.

"And I can say that with credibility because I’ve done that in the State of Florida. We’ve drained the swamp in here," DeSantis declared.

The Republican candidate then alluded to how in 2019 he signed an executive order suspending Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher.

DeSantis fired progressive prosecutors

What's more, DeSantis has removed Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren and Florida Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Monique Worrell. DeSantis denounced both for being progressive prosecutors who were too soft on crime.

"We’ve gotten rid of negligent election supervisors in South Florida. We’ve removed two different progressive prosecutors funded by Soros who were not enforcing the law," DeSantis asserted.

"So, I’ve shown an ability to take action and get the job done. And, as the president, I am going to do the same thing," he predicted.

However, most polls suggest that DeSantis remains a long shot, with former President Trump widely considered to be the Republican Party's nominee.

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