“Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday knocked Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who suggested last week his state would not cooperate in any potential extradition of former President Trump over an indictment filed in Manhattan despite having not received such a request.“
Just hours after a grand jury voted to indict Trump, a resident of Florida, the Florida governor Ron DeSantis declared he would not assist in any extradition request, even though Trump’s legal team had already said they planned to cooperate. Indeed, Trump’s lawyers negotiated a voluntary surrender with the prosecutor.
This was a golden opportunity for DeSantis to draw a distinction between himself and the lawless Trump by urging his constituents to respect the rule of law and let the indictment proceed without any interference from him.
Christie is spot-on, who the hell asked DeSantis for his opinion? The gratuitous remark by DeSantis was calculated to appease Trump’s MAGA base.
We don’t need another Republican presidential candidate who quivers in his boots at the prospect of drawing the ire of the vindictive and ruthless Trump.
We need a Republican presidential candidate like Christie (but not the hapless Christie) who isn’t afraid to rebuke Trump when he breaks the law.
DeSantis ain’t it. The feckless governor of Florida is just another Little Marco Rubio who will wither and die under the pervasive ridicule and criticism of Trump.