Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $5.4 million to Hamilton County through the Governor’s Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to facilitate the buildout of a 57-acre parcel at the intersection of I-75 and SR-6 in Hamilton County.

Former US Attorney General Bets On Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis For President In 2024

Former US Attorney Bill Barr says he would bet on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be elected president in 2024.

Former US Attorney Bill Barr says he would bet on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be elected president in 2024.

“Honestly,” Barr said that “if I had to bet” who’d be elected president in 2024, he’d bet Florida Governor Ron DeSantis,” Barr said on Bari Weiss’ podcast.

“I don’t know Ron DeSantis that well, but I’ve been impressed with his record down in Florida,” Barr said.

Barr’s answer about DeSantis being elected president in 2024 came during the “lightning round” where guests of Weiss’ show have to quickly answer a series of quickly fired questions.

Gov. DeSantis has not yet said whether or not he will run for the White House in 2024, and is focused on the governor’s race.

DeSantis is up for reelection for governor of Florida in 2022 and will be facing Democrat Charlie Crist.

During a press conference on Thursday, Crist claimed that DeSantis is a “dictator” slamming the governor’s policy.

Crist, a longtime Florida politician had a reputation for being one of the genuinely nicest people in politics. But his years with the Democrats after flipping from the Republican Party seemingly have cured that.

“I’m going to beat him because I’m running on love, and love always wins. If he wants to run on hate, culture wars, dividing people, and making people hate each other, that’s his turf. It’s not mine. I’m on a different plain. I’m on different turf, and it’s what Floridians deserve,” Crist said.

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“He’s a barbaric, wannabe dictator,” Crist claimed Tuesday in reference to DeSantis.

“He’s torn my state apart,” Crist said. “Those who support the governor should stay with him. I don’t want your vote. If you have that hate in your heart, keep it there.”

DeSantis shot back.

“I think the interesting thing over the last couple of years is you had people that kept wanting to lock people down. I was one of the few in this country that lifted people up,” DeSantis said in response to a question from a reporter about Crist’s claim.

“We protected people’s freedoms, jobs, businesses, we made sure kids could be in school, and we liberated 22 million Floridians from local mandates and restrictions. We protected them against vax mandates so that they could keep working without having that,” said DeSantis.

“I think the people that are dictatorial are the ones that want to lock you down,” DeSantis said. “I think the people that are dictatorial, the ones that wanted to lock kids out of school for a year, which all of them wanted to do here in Florida, and I stopped it and made sure that kids could be in school. I think it’s dictatorial to say that someone should lose their job based on their choice about whether to get a Covid shot or not. So that’s just the reality.”

“Now there’s a lot of revisionist history, everyone says, ‘Oh, we were supporting the governor all along.’ No, that was not true.” DeSantis said. “I was out there on my own, doing what I thought was right, and I was willing to take whatever political consequences came my way.”

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