Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump are rivals for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
But DeSantis put that competition aside in the wake of the Soros-backed prosecutor in Manhattan indicting Donald Trump for a fake crime.
And now all hell broke loose when Ron DeSantis revealed this plan to resist Trump’s arrest.
Ron DeSantis was among the many Republicans outraged about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg concocting a made-up legal theory that Donald Trump broke New York law by falsifying business records to cover up a federal campaign finance violation.
The Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission passed on charging Trump for accepting an illegal campaign contribution because Trump did nothing wrong and broke no laws.
But Bragg needs to charge Trump to save his own hide — he’s up for re-election in 2025 in deep-blue New York City — and to help Democrats try and disqualify Trump in the minds of swing voters by creating more fake scandals.
In a post on social media following Bragg’s team leaking to the press that it secured a grand jury indictment against Trump, DeSantis slammed the left’s weaponization of the legal system.
“The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head. It is un-American,” DeSantis wrote.
DeSantis ripped Bragg for downgrading 52 percent of felonies to misdemeanors yet created an absurd Frankenstein’s monster of a legal theory to bootstrap a misdemeanor charge — where the statute of limitations expired — into a felony for purely political purposes.
But what was most interesting was the fact that DeSantis announced Florida would not help New York extradite Trump.
“The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is stretching the law to target a political opponent. Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda,” DeSantis added.
Some Trump supporters felt DeSantis’s offer not to help extradite Trump to New York was a stunt to make himself look like he was fighting when he really wasn’t.
But other conservatives — such as The Blaze Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz — said Trump should take DeSantis up on his offer as this provided a prime opportunity to take a stand against an illegitimate indictment and an illegitimate system.
Without the active assistance of a governor signing and expedition warrant, out of state cops cannot just come in and grab someone (and this is putting the Secret Service issue aside). DeSantis said he won’t do it. People demanded that of him. So again, why is Trump going to NY…
…We all know that at some point you have to fight an illegitimate system. At some point you have to say no to tyranny. The problem is none of us are in position to do that. When business owners said no to covid lockdowns, which were patently unconstitutional, they were arrested.
In this case, though, there are numerous favorable factors. Trump has the biggest platform to articulate the case to the public about him but also everyone else being politically targeted. He has secret service and he has the Gov saying no extradition. The prosecutor has a huge glass jaw. If there was every a time in history to finally say NO to tyranny, it’s now.
Trump surrendered to authorities on Tuesday without incident.
Donald Trump plans to expose the banana republic nature of the charges against him by beating Bragg in court.
But some believe DeSantis provided Trump another avenue to expose the corrupt system lining up against him.
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