DeSantis Gets Big Endorsements Ahead of Trump Showdown This Weekend

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

( – Two leading Iowa Republicans have endorsed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for president before his upcoming visit to Iowa, the first-in-nation caucus state. State Senate President Amy Sinclair and House Majority Leader Matt Windschitl have praised DeSantis, a likely Republican primary candidate, for his proven leadership in Florida and encouraged the party to focus on the future.

DeSantis has planned Saturday events in Sioux Center and Cedar Rapids, coinciding with former President Donald Trump’s rally in Des Moines. Although Trump has secured crucial endorsements from Congress members and leads in early polls, the situation might change once DeSantis officially launches his campaign.

Sinclair told the Des Moines Register that DeSantis is significantly better than the other GOP candidates, making it an easy choice to endorse him. The leaders praised DeSantis for his accomplishments on conservative matters like taxes and parental rights. They also subtly contrasted him with Trump, who continues to claim that he didn’t lose the 2020 election.

Windschitl emphasized the need for a leader who focuses on the future rather than dwelling on the past or seeking revenge against others. He pointed out that DeSantis has demonstrated his ability to lead and can bring the same success to the entire country.

Trump has criticized DeSantis, claiming that the governor needed his support to win in Florida and accusing him of posing a threat to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. DeSantis has avoided directly confronting Trump but has referenced his own electoral achievements and the stability of his administration. Additionally, he has questioned Trump’s early response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Republican Representatives Chip Roy of Texas and Thomas Massie of Kentucky have endorsed DeSantis, while Trump has gained support from numerous members of Congress, including at least nine U.S. senators. However, some Republicans, such as Senator Todd Young of Indiana, have stated that they do not plan to support Trump.

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