Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) responded powerfully to his blowout victory in Tuesday night’s midterm election, declaring that Florida is where wokeness goes to die.
The remarks from DeSantis, who is widely considered a top 2024 presidential contender, comes after he easily won re-election with a 19-point victory over Democrat challenger Charlie Crist.
DeSantis was up by more than 1.44 million votes with 88% of the votes counted, a historic gain over his roughly 30,000-vote win against Democrat Andrew Gillum in 2018.
DeSantis’ victory in the state was so dominate that he was up by double digits in 60 of Florida’s 67 counties.
“We have embraced freedom,” DeSantis declared to a raucous crowd. “We have maintained law and order. We have protected the rights of parents. We have respected our taxpayers, and we reject woke ideology.”
“We fight the woke in the legislature. We fight the woke in the schools. We fight the woke in the corporations. We will never ever surrender to the woke mob,” DeSantis continued. “Florida is where woke goes to die!”
DeSantis: "We have embraced freedom. We have maintained law and order. We have protected the rights of parents. We have respected our taxpayers, and we reject woke ideology…We will never ever surrender to the woke mob. Florida is where woke goes to die!"pic.twitter.com/O59Og21fpd
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) November 9, 2022
“Now while our country flounders due to failed leadership in Washington, Florida is on the right track,” DeSantis said. “I believe the survival of the American experiment requires a revival of true American principles.”
“Florida has proved that it can be done, we offer a ray of hope that better days still lie ahead,” DeSantis continued. “I am proud of our achievements in this state. I am honored by your support and I look forward to the road ahead.”