Within the past several months, there has been a notable shift in the Republican Party. To be precise, more and more people are floating the idea that the GOP should cut loose former President Trump.
Individuals with this mindset argue that Trump is a liability to the party.
Others claim he has too much baggage to become president again. Then, there are folks who believe the Republican Party and politics, in general, could benefit from the next generation taking over.
Numerous folks in the GOP who want to cut ties with Trump view Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the new favorite.
For quite some time, talk has been simmering about the governor making a presidential run; though, it’s really picked up since DeSantis won reelection by a landslide earlier this month.
As certain pundits speculate about a potential “Civil War” in the Republican Party, DeSantis is pushing back against this narrative, as Breitbart News reports.
Turning Down the Temperature
On Wednesday, the Florida governor held a press conference to discuss the $8.7 million that is being used to help the state recover from Hurricane Ian.
Though when opening up the press conference to questions, DeSantis was asked about the alleged “Civil War” that some Americans believe is happening in the GOP.
JUST IN: Gov. Ron DeSantis asked about a "GOP Civil War"
"We just finished this election, ok? People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff, I mean seriously […] We have this Georgia runoff coming, which is very important for Republicans to win." pic.twitter.com/XduafoZJif
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) November 16, 2022
To this end, the Florida governor called for some people to take a breather, noting that everyone is just getting off the heels of a previous election.
DeSantis then went on to state the crucial Georgia runoff is coming up. This is a race that will decide whether or not Republicans have 49 or 50 Senate seats. The Florida governor stressed this race is critical and one that the GOP cannot afford to lose.
A Clear Pattern
Amid attacks from former President Trump and media attention on rifts within the GOP, DeSantis has demonstrated a pattern of trying to cool things down.
During yet another press conference earlier in the week, DeSantis was asked about Trump lashing out against him on TruthSocial.
WATCH: Ron DeSantis responds to Trump criticism: "You take incoming fire, that's just the nature of it…all that is just noise….at the end of the day, I would just tell people to check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night."
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) November 15, 2022
Without naming Trump, the Florida governor stated the attacks mentioned were nothing more than “noise” that comes along when someone is leading. DeSantis then said when you’re delivering and getting the job done, incoming fire doesn’t really matter all that much.
The Florida governor would later go on to encourage Americans to review the scoreboard of how well Republicans did in the state on Election Day.
Much speculation still exists as to whether or not DeSantis is going to run for president in 2024. Many big donors, nonetheless, are expressing an interest in backing the Florida governor over a third campaign launched by Trump.
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This article appeared in Watch Dog News and has been published here with permission.