Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that he intends to pursue additional legal action against Disney’s self-governing district.
DeSantis shared the remarks during a Fox News town hall event hosted by Laura Ingraham.
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“There’s going to be additional legislative action,” DeSantis said.
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“We’ve contemplated that. We know what we’re going to do, so stay tuned. That’ll all be apparent,” he added.
“DeSantis signed a bill into law last week to dissolve the Reedy Creek Improvement District, effective June 1, 2023. The legislation arose from Disney’s criticism of the state’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law that limits discussion of sexuality and gender in public schools,” CNN reported.
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“Disney has not made any direct public statements about the new law dissolving Reedy Creek. The law is just two pages long and avoids any discussion of details about how to unwind a half-century of infrastructure deals, nor does it lay out the next steps in the complicated process,” the report added.
DeSantis has focused the changes on Disney paying its fair share rather than on the company’s concerning ethical concerns.
The move is looking like a win, as it has the backing of the state’s Republican-controlled legislature and is backed by polls nationally.
The governor may face much criticism from the left, but his moves against Disney and its increasingly woke agenda against traditional American values are giving him many fans among the nation’s conservatives.