Florida Politics: RGAinDisarray.com Calls out DeSantis For Being “Stuck in the Middle of the Trump-Ducey Beef”
As the DGA recently updated its recently-launched website, RGAInDisarray.com, which details how Republican governors are caught in the middle of Donald Trump and RGA Chair Doug Ducey’s ongoing feud, Florida Politics highlighted how Ron DeSantis is particularly wrapped up in the mess, as he faces “something of Sophie’s choice — stick with 45 and kill [his] reelection odds, or side with Ducey and shank [his] conservative cred.”
Read more about the RGA’s constant and growing state of disarray and how Ron DeSantis is stuck in the middle:
Florida Politics: The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 7.30.21
The Republican Governors Association is in disarray. At least that’s what the Democratic Governors Association is saying after Donald Trump put RGA Chair and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on blast during a recent rally.
DGA says it’s just another example of how Republican Governors are “stuck in the middle of an ongoing GOP civil war.” The intraparty fight, centered on the spurious Arizona election audit, has provided enough material for a stand-alone website, so DGA pounced on an apt domain: RGAInDisarray.com.
In the middle of the site’s JibJab-esque banner is Gov. Ron DeSantis. DGA says Florida’s top elected official is also stuck in the middle of the Trump-Ducey beef.
The organization says DeSantis and other ride-or-die Trump supporters face something of Sophie’s choice — stick with 45 and kill their reelection odds, or side with Ducey and shank their conservative cred.
The clocking is ticking, they assert, noting that RGA is under fire from the American Accountability Foundation for accepting contributions from so-called “woke corporations.”
The website asks: “Do these Governors stand with the RGA or with the pro-Trump group bashing Ducey?”
DGA pigeonholed DeSantis, linking to his assertion that people “can’t be cowed by these organizations, or particularly woke corporations, from doing the right thing.”
Then there’s the big, red elephant in the room.
Ducey is one of a handful of major GOP electeds to directly refute the ex-President’s “big lie” on the 2020 election. DeSantis hasn’t, and for a spell, he was reticent even to speak the words “President Biden.”
The Trump-Ducey feud has spawned other infighting, too, DGA said. They point to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s recent statement that “we’ve got Republican Governors across this country pretending they didn’t shut down their states; that they didn’t close their regions; that they didn’t mandate masks.”
The quote could be interpreted as a thinly veiled barb directed at DeSantis, who has been largely successful in branding himself as the nation’s foremost anti-lockdown Governor.