Democrats will say just about anything, won’t they?
In an attempt to make Florida Governor Ron DeSantis look even more like a tyrant, Democrats are now accusing him of trying to create this own “private army”.
According to Newsweek, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has asked for $98 million in funding to strengthen the Florida State Guard, which a critic has labeled as “a private army.”
In 2022, DeSantis brought back the Florida State Guard, which had been established during World War II for domestic protection. He aims to increase its size from 400 soldiers to 1,500 soldiers, stating that it is necessary for aiding emergency response efforts and providing support to the Florida National Guard.
The State Guard is distinct from the Florida National Guard in that it cannot be summoned by the President.
DeSantis, who is perceived as a threat to progressive agendas, is currently ranked second in the polls for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election, following former President Donald Trump. It should be noted that he has not formally declared his candidacy at this time.
As part of his budget proposal, DeSantis has requested $98 million for the State Guard. The proposal has been submitted to the state legislature in Tallahassee for their consideration and approval.
In December 2021, Governor DeSantis declared his intention to revive the Florida State Guard, and in the subsequent year, the state legislature granted $10 million to assemble a unit consisting of 400 soldiers.
DeSantis even defended the decision to do so and said, “The Florida State Guard will be comprised of Floridians, and it will be assigned to assist and help only Floridians.”
“It will not be subject to be mobilized by the federal government, and the federal government cannot impose policies or penalties on the Florida State Guard,” he added,
Now Democrats including President Biden and the mainstream media are trying to paint DeSantis as a tyrant who will use his “private army” against America which is absolutely insane.