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The worst thing Ron DeSantis has ever said

Why isn’t this getting more attention? “Slitting the throats” of “deep state” federal bureaucrats? In better times, DeSantis would have been forced out of the race. (Free link.)

The two largest federal employee unions on Thursday denounced Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent vow that as president he would “start slitting throats” in the federal bureaucracy — the latest escalation in intensifying Republican attacks on government operations they want to slash or eliminate.

DeSantis, whose campaign for the GOP nomination has included promises to downsize agencies and fire bureaucrats, made the comments this weekend in New Hampshire while criticizing the “deep state,” echoing a term regularly used by former president Donald Trump to deride Washington.

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1 Comment

  1. It looks like DeSantis has benefitted from a crowded news cycle. It also looks like he’s trying to find a way to gain traction in the polls by out-Trumping Trump. We might recall that Anthony Scaramucci tried that, and it didn’t end well for him.

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