World DeSantis 2024 Buzz Grows as Republicans Look for 'Trumpism Done With Attention to Detail'
These GOP Senators Are Democrats' Best Bet to Vote for a Trump Conviction
Senate Democrats aren't likely to get 17 Republicans on board to convict the former president, but they could get a few.A month after 10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump, the former president's trial is set to begin in the Senate. While a conviction won't have an immediate impact on Trump, as he's already left office, it could bar him from ever holding office again, dashing any hope for a potential 2024 run against President Joe Biden.
The buzz of a presidential run from Republican Florida Governorhas grown in recent days as search for a 2024 contender.
"Republicans seem to want Trumpism done with attention to detail and an actual policy agenda," former South Carolina GOP chair Matt Moore told Politico.
Republican Representativeof Florida during a Sunday appearance on . His comments followed a , who accused President of "targeting" his state for its "thriving" economy and housing sector.
Disputing Donald Trump Trial Constitutionality Helps Senate GOP Deflect Tougher Questions
The former president's second Senate impeachment trial is underway, focused on his actions surrounding the events of January 6.On the first day of proceedings, senators voted on whether it was constitutional to try Trump now he is no longer in office—with only six Republicans from the upper chamber voting to move forward with the trial.
DeSantis' criticism came as Biden administration officials considerbecause of the coronavirus pandemic.
"He is a strong potential presidential candidate in 2024," Gaetz said. "The Biden team knows that, and so they're trying to somehow cast aspersions on the Florida experience because you know what, throughout America, there's a lot of Florida envy right now."
Following former President's acquittal on Saturday, the hashtag #TrumpDesantis2024 caught fire on as many called for the two Republicans to join together for a presidential run.
The Right Side Broadcasting Network called the pair "the dream ticket" in a Saturday tweet.
How Republicans Could Rig the Battle for Control of Congress
The stakes for Democrats’ election-reform plan couldn’t be higher.The four big states to watch are Texas, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, where the GOP enjoys complete control over the redistricting process, says Michael Li, a senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice and the author of the new report on how congressional redistricting could unfold following the 2020 census. “Those four states, which are seat-rich and where Republicans control the process, could decide who controls the next Congress,” he told me.
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"Ron DeSantis is having a moment with conservatives," Josh Holmes, a top adviser toRepublican leader , told Politico. "Part of this is liberals trying to cast this in the yin-and-yang comparison with [New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo... It's policy and it's partly stylistic, the way he handles the news media and his blue-collar appeal."
During the early phases of the pandemic, Cuomo was praised for his handling of the pandemic, while DeSantis was criticized for his more laissez-faire approach. The Florida governor refused to instate statewide measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 despite rising cases in late 2020.
Now, Republicans are embracing DeSantis, as Cuomo faces heat for.
"We focus on lifting people up," DeSantis said during his appearance Sunday on Fox News. "People view Florida as a place where they can follow their dreams. It is a free state."
Lindsey Graham’s latest Fox News appearance highlighted the GOP’s identity crisis
Graham is still all in on Trumpism. Bill Cassidy? Not so much.With Trump now out of office, banned from social media, and fresh off a trial in which a bipartisan majority of senators voted for his conviction, the Republican Party is polarized.
DeSantis then emphasized that Florida's economy was experiencing an upswing despite the pandemic, saying, "Kids stay in school, home construction is up, home sales are up, economic growth" is booming.
DeSantis so far has not publicly indicated he would run in the 2024 elections, instead focusing on re-election as governor in 2022.
Newsweek reached out to DeSantis' office but didn't hear back in time for publication.
Trump to Give First Big Speech Since Presidency at Conservative Conference in Florida .
The former president will make his first major public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, February 28.Trump will speak on Sunday afternoon, the final day of the conference, which will run from February 25 to February 28, the conference organizer confirmed to Newsweek on Saturday.