Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has officially entered the race for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination. DeSantis announced his candidacy during a Twitter Spaces interview with Twitter’s billionaire owner Elon Musk. DeSantis’s announcement was delayed by a half-hour, as Twitter’s live stream repeatedly glitched and crashed.
Gov. Ron DeSantis: “There is no substitute for victory. We must end the culture of losing that has infected the Republican Party in recent years. The tired dogmas of the past are inadequate for a vibrant future. We must look forward, not backwards.”
As governor of Florida, DeSantis has signed a slew of bills targeting reproductive rights, immigrant rights, public sector unions, the transgender community, and diversity programs in schools. We’ll go to Florida after headlines for more on Ron DeSantis’s candidacy.