Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida dropped the hammer on Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom of California by saying that his terrible governance is running California residents out of the state.
California is “hemorrhaging population,” said DeSantis in response to Newsom’s strange Fourth of July plea, where Newsom urged Floridia’s residents to leave their state for California.
“When families are uprooting from the Pacific coast to go almost 3,000 miles in search of a better life, that’s telling you something,” said DeSantis.
“Yes, we’ve created a citadel of freedom here that has attracted people, and we’re proud of it,” DeSantis said in response to Newsom’s plea for Floridians to move to his state.
But let’s just be clear, California is driving people away with their terrible governance. Some of the best weather in the world is in southern California, they have some of the best natural advantages, probably the best natural advantages of any state in this country. And for the entire history of California, they never lost population until this recent governor got into office, and now they’re hemorrhaging population.
DeSantis added, “it’s almost hard to drive people out of a place like California, given all their natural advantages…and yet, they’re finding a way to do it.”
Newsom asserted in his plea that “freedom is under attack” in Florida, attempting to paint a sad picture.
“They’re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors,” Newsom said. “I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight or join us in California, but we still believe in freedom: Freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate, and the freedom to love.”
“Don’t let them take your freedom,” Newsom added.
We’re about to celebrate Independence Day — but Freedom is under attack by Republican leaders in states like Florida.
Making it harder to vote.
Criminalizing women and doctors.
It’s time to stand up. Don’t let them take your freedom. pic.twitter.com/cFI5UzgZzX
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 3, 2022
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