March 16, 2023

Trump Allies Accuse DeSantis of Breaking the Law

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A super PAC aligned with former President Donald Trump is formally filing an ethics complaint accusing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of violating state laws with his “shadow presidential campaign.”

Make America Great Again Inc. filed a 15-page complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics on Wednesday morning, asking the commission to investigate DeSantis.

“Governor DeSantis knows, or should know, that his shadow presidential campaign is illegal under federal election law, Florida ethics laws prohibiting illegal gifts from political committees, and Florida ethics laws prohibiting illegal lobbying payments,” the complaint read.

DeSantis hasn’t formally announced his intentions to run for the GOP nomination in the 2024 presidential race, but he is widely expected to throw his hat in the ring. He is considered to be Trump’s biggest competition in the Republican primary, per CNBC.

The complaint specifically points out things that DeSantis has been doing, including visiting several states that are important in the primaries, receiving a significant amount of contributions in his Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC, and signing a lucrative deal for a new book, The Courage to Be Free.

The complaint argues that if the commission finds that DeSantis did violate Florida laws, it should impose the “most severe penalties permitted” — which would include disqualifying him from the ballot.

However, the move faces an uphill battle and is unlikely to be successful. Five of the nine members of the Florida Elections Commission were appointed by DeSantis himself.

The governor’s office dismissed the move, calling it another “politically motivated” attack.

“Adding this to the list of frivolous and politically motivated attacks,” Communications Director Taryn Fenske told CNBC in a statement. “It’s inappropriate to use state ethics complaints for partisan purposes,” she added.

Source: CNBC

7 comments on Trump Allies Accuse DeSantis of Breaking the Law

  1. Theodora says:

    Trump is only doing this because he knows DeSantis would be a fierce competitor. This turns people off. Trump was a great president, but he needs to stop this type of thing. DeSantis would make a terrific president too. He is very articulate and has great judgement and character.

    1. Judy says:

      No, DeSantis would not be as good of a President as Trump. First, DeSantis is a seasoned politician, and he owes donors favors, and he is a globalist. He is a good governor because he has a big majority of Republicans in his administration in Florida to back him on his decisions and this won’t happen in DC. He will have to compromise on decisions in DC. Trump doesn’t have to be beholden to anyone if we can elect enough Republicans.

  2. John J says:

    Mr. Trump started what Mr. DeSantis is working to put into practice, I’d like to see Mr. Trump in 2024 and Ron DeSantis in 2028

    1. VON says:

      Would appreciate civility between them……President Trump would fair a lot better if he refrained from berating a governor that has done a 100% job for Florida…….

  3. ludwika glowacki says:

    Mr.Trump started “ pinching “ DeSantis earlier but this accusation is crossing the line .This turns people off .
    Best for country will be


    1. Frank907 says:

      My sentiments exactly. Trump/DeSantis 2024. DeSantis/Noem 2028 and 2032. Noem/? after that. It will take a generation to get back to normal.

  4. Darren says:

    I agree with the above comments.
    Trump does have world experience where DeSantis does not.
    At the same time, Biden has screwed this country up so bad it will take a
    business master to correct it.
    Who better than Trump.

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