Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged attendees at the Sunshine Summit’s Victory Dinner to rely on God’s protection as they battled against the political left.
DeSantis, who is considered to be a top 2024 presidential contender, told the audience that he was “just getting warmed up” and had “only begun to fight.”
“You got to be ready for battle. So put on the full armor of God,” DeSantis said. “Take a stand against the left’s schemes. Stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around your waist. You will face fire from flaming arrows, but the shield of faith will protect you.”
DeSantis repeatedly targeted Democrat President Joe Biden in his speech, saying that the state of Florida had worked hard to remain free. DeSantis said he hoped that the U.S. “will have a speedy recovery from its bout with Joe Biden.”
DeSantis slammed Biden hard last week after the president was widely criticized for going to Saudi Arabia to ask the Kingdom to produce more oil as Biden and his party appear poised to get shellacked in the upcoming midterms due to the shape of the economy and high inflation rates.
“How come it’s wrong to produce our own oil and gas here, but you can go to Saudi Arabia and fist bump to try to get it from Saudi?” DeSantis asked during Monday’s press conference. “I mean, it makes no sense that we wouldn’t do it. We have opportunities here to be energy independent and not have to worry about any of these other countries. And yet they’re intentionally not doing it and you can’t run a modern economy on windmills. You just can’t do it.”
“And so now we’re in a situation where they’re bragging that gas has gone down over the last however many weeks, it’s still over four bucks! Like I had never seen it over $4 in my whole life living here,” DeSantis continued. “It’s just when you’re cranking the printing presses, you’re making energy more expensive. You know, that creates an upward pressure on all of this stuff. And so the acceleration from May to June that we saw at the end of June, not only was — they said it wouldn’t happen, then they said it was a blip, and they said it would peak soon. It still didn’t peak even after that. And so that’s really making it difficult for a lot of people, you know, to make ends meet.”
DeSantis added that any gains that people may come by in their personal finances are likely “wiped out immediately with the Bidenflation.”
"How come it's wrong to produce our own oil and gas here, but you can go to Saudi Arabia and fist-bump to try to get it from Saudi? I mean, it makes no sense… We have the opportunities here to be energy independent." – @GovRonDeSantis today pic.twitter.com/lCeemGPGDt
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 18, 2022