Ron DeSantis Will Participate in Newsmax Town Hall on Wednesday Evening
Newsmax TV has announced an exclusive town hall with Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
The town hall will air on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:00pm eastern, with Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith hosting.
“The event at The Villages, a sprawling retirement community, will feature discussions with a live studio audience of American voters, an interview with the strong defender of individual liberties, and a focus on how the Sunshine State has set a national standard for navigating the COVID pandemic,” Newsmax said.
The town hall, titled “Leading to Liberty,” is set to cover the following topics: seniors, COVID-19 vaccines, lockdowns, economic freedom, Big Tech censorship, education, and religious liberty. These topics correspond with Gov. DeSantis’ most significant achievements in office thus far.
“Governor DeSantis has proved his resolve and confounded his skeptics over the past year, leading his state to excellence in fostering a thriving economy, rolling out the COVID vaccine, and guarding religious liberty,” Sean Spicer said. “This town hall will give Newsmax viewers deeper insight into the reasons why DeSantis is a true governor of the people.”
DeSantis’ national profile has risen considerably since he took office in January 2019. He is arguably one of the most influential and widely recognized governors in the United States—as well as a potential presidential candidate for the Republican Party come 2024 if Donald Trump chooses not to run again.
In related news, Gov. DeSantis recently suspended all local COVID-19 orders in the Sunshine State:
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has said that he is taking executive action to suspend all local COVID-19 emergency orders. His executive action will, according to CBS12, “immediately suspend” the emergency orders and then invalidate them by July 1.
“We’ll […] sign an executive order […] invalidating all remaining local emergency COVID orders, effective on July 1st,” DeSantis announced Monday morning. “But then to bridge the gap between then and now, I’m going to suspend, under my executive power, the local emergency orders as it relates to COVID.”
DeSantis’ announcement came during a news conference at a St. Petersburg restaurant. He added that his executive order is fully justifiable in light of the both the science and the state’s COVID data.
“I think that’s the evidence-based thing to do,” DeSantis said before receiving a brief round of applause. “I think folks that are saying that they need to be policing people at this point—if you’re saying that, you really are saying you don’t believe in the vaccines, you don’t believe in the data, you don’t believe in the science.”