“As President, I will end the weaponization of government, replace the FBI Director, and ensure a single standard of justice for all Americans. While I’ve seen reports, I have not read the indictment. I do, though, believe we need to enact reforms so that Americans have the right to remove cases from Washington, DC to their home districts. Washington, DC is a ‘swamp’ and it is unfair to have to stand trial before a jury that is reflective of the swamp mentality. One of the reasons our country is in decline is the politicization of the rule of law. No more excuses—I will end the weaponization of the federal government.” – Ron DeSantis, drawing fire from all sides for, among other things, admitting he hadn’t even read the indictment.
I’ve not read the indictment, but I have really strong feelings about it anyway. https://t.co/iyFbolnJLn
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) August 2, 2023
— MAGA Kitty (@SaveUSAKitty) August 2, 2023
YOUR TOP POLITICAL OPPONENT IS BEING UNJUSTLY PERSECUTED.
Agree to pardon him! This is a sham and you know it. But you hope you benefit from it. SHAME ON TEAM DESANTIS! https://t.co/hpJRIt422I
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) August 1, 2023
New campaign staffers took over his Twitter account.
— Followed By Feds (@HateForFeds) August 1, 2023
Dude, just shut up.
You’ve done nothing but weaponize Florida’s government against Disney, drag-shows and history.
Sit this one out you disgusting hypocrite. Really. https://t.co/PWVqVkSRjx
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) August 1, 2023
Your entire campaign strategy has been to bank on Merrick Garland using lawfare to imprison Donald Trump.
For this reason you will never be president. https://t.co/TpeUiYGCLv
— Jason D. Meister 🇺🇸 (@jason_meister) August 2, 2023
He says here he hasn’t read the indictment while he attempts to respond to it. I’m beginning to think his campaign is a Democratic psyop. No one is intentionally this awkward, bizarre and silly in the most uninteresting way… https://t.co/iELzWTo0lc
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) August 2, 2023
How do you catch Trump if you won’t even criticize him on this? https://t.co/U2ZsFMhKau
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) August 1, 2023