For the first time since the Rebekah Jones search warrant was executed, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke his mind about FDLE and Jones.
“Just because you’re a darling of some corners of the fever swamps, that does not exempt you from following the law,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said during an appearance in Tampa on Friday.
DeSantis said that in the course of the investigation, an Internet Protocol (IP) address attached to a computer at Jones’ home was used to access the state site. DeSantis called the claims made by Jones a conspiracy theory and said “obviously, she’s got issues.”
DeSantis was asked if he “knew the ‘raid’ was going to happen.”
“I knew there was an investigation. I didn’t know what they were gonna.. and it’s not a raid. I mean, with all due respect, what you just said is editorializing,” DeSantis said to a reporter, “These people did their jobs. They’ve been smeared as the Gestapo for doing their jobs. They did a search warrant. Why did they do a search warrant on the house? Because her IP address was linked to the felony. What were they supposed to do, just ignore it?”
The governor said that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s approach to the case followed investigative guidelines.