Chaya Raichik, owner of the popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok, revealed during a recent interview that when she was doxxed, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) had stepped up to offer her help.
Libs of TikTok had kept herself anonymous until The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz outed her, prompting a slew of threats directed at both Raichik and her family members.
Raichik, who also thanked Fox News host Tucker Carlson for offering help when she needed it, explained during an appearance on his Fox Nation program “Tucker Carlson Today” that after she was doxxed, someone from DeSantis’ office had called to tell her that she was welcome to come to the governor’s mansion if she felt unsafe in her home.
Wow. After @libsoftiktok wax doxxed and threatened, @GovRonDeSantis reached out and told her she could stay at the Governor’s Mansion. pic.twitter.com/PVJkqCt12H
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) December 27, 2022
“Was there anyone who reached out to you, who supported you, took your side?” Carlson asked, and Raichik’s response was an emphatic “yes.”
“First of all, you,” she said to Carlson, adding that she had truly appreciated his support.
“That’s an easy one,” Carlson quipped.
“I will say this, when I was doxxed, someone from Ron DeSantis’ team called me,” Raichik continued, prompting a surprised “really?” from Carlson.
She went on to explain that the woman who called had told her that DeSantis wanted to make sure that she and her family felt safe, adding that they were welcome to use a guest house at the governor’s mansion if they needed to do so.
“She said, ‘The governor wanted me to give you a message. He said if you don’t feel safe — or — you or your family, if you need a place to go, to hide, to stay, you can come to the governor’s mansion.”
“What?” Carlson exclaimed, clearly taken aback by the news.
“She said, ‘We have a guest house for you, and you can come and stay as long as you need,'” Raichik added.
Carlson, still shocked, pushed for clarification: “The Governor of Florida did this.”
Raichik said yes, he had, and that she had been overwhelmed by the gesture. “I can’t even — I was like — I was almost in tears,” she said, noting that she had been living in California and had just been floored by DeSantis’ willingness to take the time to even voice his support, much less offer her that kind of help.
“That’s crazy!” Carlson reacted, adding as an aside, “Well, I’m so glad I asked that question.”