DeSantis Targets The Feds

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In an interview with The New York Post, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) suggested some federal agencies move out of Washington, D.C., as it would counter the “accumulation of power” established in the nation’s capital.

In the interview published on Saturday (February 18), DeSantis asserts that “Too much power has accumulated in D.C.,” explaining that the result of the accumulation “is a detached administrative state that rules over us and imposes its will on us.”

DeSantis added that although there “are a host of things” that should be done “to re-constitutionalize government,” the adverse effects of an “accumulation of power” could be reduced by “parceling out federal agencies to other parts of the country.”

The Florida Governor also defended his contentious education policies and actions in the interview, saying he only promises what he can deliver.

DeSantis recently drew nationwide criticism for his decision to block an AP African American Studies Course and the signing of a bill requiring school books into Florida’s public schools to meet state standards, including that they are “age appropriate” and pornography-free.

During the interview, DeSantis asserted that nearly “every major [U.S.] institution” is trying “to impose a ‘progressive’ agenda on society.”

Instead, he explained that the Sunshine State is striving to “protect” the state’s citizens from having the “agenda… shoved down their throats.”

The interview comes as DeSantis is predicted to enter the 2024 Presidential race and become former President Donald Trump’s greatest rival, with some polls even suggesting the Florida Governor could become the GOP’s 2024 Presidential nominee.