Ron DeSantis Says His Opponent In Governor’s Race Is Trying To Make Florida Into Venezuela

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is the Republican nominee for governor in Florida, said his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum is trying to turn the state into Venezuela.

“[Gillum] is the most liberal candidate that the Democratic Party has ever nominated in the state of Florida by a country mile in a governor’s race,” DeSantis said on “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday. (RELATED: GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis Says Maxine Waters Is Unfit To Serve In Congress)

“He wants to abolish [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]. He wants a billion dollar tax increase,” the Florida Republican said. “He wants a single-payer health care system in Florida, which would bankrupt the state. I’m trying to make Florida even better. He wants to make Florida Venezuela.”

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He also called Gillum out for being incompetent and said his tenure as Tallahassee mayor has been fraught with peril.

“He also combines a far left ideology with managerial incompetence,” DeSantis said. “As mayor of Tallahassee, his tenure has been absolutely disastrous. Tallahassee is one of, if not the most crime-ridden city in all of Florida. Year after year, rising crime. He’s embroiled in the lot of corruption scandals. This is not — this guy can’t even run the city of Tallahassee.”

“There’s no way Florida voters can entrust him with our entire state,” he added.

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