Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to inch closer to a Presidential campaign announcement.
And DeSantis is positioning himself as the anti-Washington, D.C. outsider.
Now Ron DeSantis is calling out the GOP establishment for this massive betrayal of conservatives.
In DeSantis’ new book The Courage to be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for American Revival, DeSantis discussed the 2013 Gang of 8 Amnesty Bill as evidence of the GOP establishment’s continued betrayal of Republican voters.
“Of all the issues on which GOP leaders had ignored their voters, on no issue did they do so more consistently and more flagrantly than on the issue of immigration,” DeSantis stated.
DeSantis slammed party elites who knew their voters wanted less immigration but still supported amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens as well as expanding the pool of cheap foreign labor flowing into the United States.
“From playing footsie with mass amnesty to advocating for large expansions of immigration levels, the DC Republican establishment was woefully out of touch with the people who voted them into office in the first place,” DeSantis wrote.
Republican elites thought they could ram the amnesty bill through Congress following Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential election.
Barack Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote and establishment Republicans pushed the lie that the GOP could only compete for Latino voters if they supported amnesty for illegal aliens.
But the amnesty bill died in Congress after one its chief proponents – Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor – lost his primary to challenger Dave Brat.
DeSantis wrote that the amnesty bill’s collapse “was a prelude to the nomination of Donald Trump.”
Last year DeSantis also took Republicans to task on immigration at a fundraiser.
At the event DeSantis warned that if Republicans won the majority in Congress that he was tired of GOP politicians just talking about securing the border.
“If they get majorities in the Congress, I’m sick of them talking,” DeSantis told the crowd. “I’m sick of them telling us what they’re going to do. I’m sick of them going on cable and doing this, and prattling.”
DeSantis is still several months away from announcing a Presidential campaign.
But DeSantis is using his book to flesh out the foundation of his policy agenda.
And in addition to battling wokeism, stopping illegal immigration and securing the border will be front and center in the campaign.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.