Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis debated Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum tonight and blew him away! Watch the opening statement from DeSantis below:
DeSantis began his one-minute opening speech by thanking his wife and mentioning his “two kids under two”. He continued by saying he’s an Iraq war veteran. He then went on to list the key things he would do if elected:
DeSantis brought up Gillum’s desire to raise taxes on Floridians and to create new taxes. DeSantis wants to keep the economy churning by not raising taxes.
He also mentioned improving the environment and specifically the Florida Everglades.
DeSantis took on immigration and sanctuary cities saying he is not in favor of harboring illegals in Florida.
He went on to talk about Gillum’s track record of corruption and failure as the Mayor of Tallahassee. Ouch!
Florida Republican Governor candidate Ron DeSantis rips socialist Andrew Gillum in his opening statement on CNN. pic.twitter.com/Vd2nPYipaO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 22, 2018
Reports are coming in saying DeSantis won the debate. His closing statement focused on not raising taxes:
Republican Ron DeSantis' closing statement: "I'm the guy who can lead Florida and protect our future. We have got to keep our economy going… We can't destroy it with stiff tax increases…"#FLGovDebate https://t.co/2k8aILlYfk pic.twitter.com/7WbftaBWAg
— CNN (@CNN) October 22, 2018
We have to agree that the opening statement alone was enough to make you want to vote for the Florida Congressman.
President Trump thinks he did a great job too!
Ron @RonDeSantisFL DeSantis had a great debate victory tonight against Andrew Gillum, a mayor who presides over one of the worst run, and most corrupt, cities in Florida. Ron will build on the great job done by Governor Rick Scott. Gillum will make Florida the next Venezuela!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018