President Joe Biden’s campaign criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ culture war platform on Tuesday as a “staged political stunt,” in its first record-breaking comments. on the Republican presidential candidate.
DeSantis has put forward a proposal to “separate the military from the military”, in part, removing it from any group focused on diversity, equity and inclusion programs, banning racial norms and gender, and banned the performance of tug of war on the grounds during a speech in South Carolina.
“We are in a situation where we find ourselves seeing the military take a very different path,” DeSantis said. “It’s a military commanded by civilian officials to pursue political ideology.
However, later in the day, DeSantis said in an interview on CNN that many people are not familiar with the term “wake” and do not know how to define it.
“Well, but I think there’s a problem – not everyone really knows what waking is,” DeSantis said after being presented with an Army survey that found “wake up” doesn’t rank near in the military’s primary concern. “I mean, I’ve defined it, but a lot of people who are against sanity can’t even define it.”
The Biden campaign was intrigued by the Florida governor’s remarks.
“Ron DeSantis himself just told CNN that ‘not everyone really knows what sanity is’ – acknowledging the standout issue of his campaign was a staged political stunt,” Biden campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz told ABC News.
“If Ron DeSantis really cared about the military, he would call on Senator Tuberville to end the unprecedented damage he is inflicting on the armed forces and military families every day by blocking hundreds of military nominations and promotions,” Munoz said.
Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., has for months blocked multiple military nominations because he opposes the Pentagon’s policy on supporting members to get abortions.
DeSantis, who has struggled to secure the lead in the Republican presidential primary against former President Donald Trump, has made the “wake up” ideology a cornerstone of his agenda. himself as governor, and campaigned to take his fight to the nation while on the campaign trail.
“Florida is a place that wakes up to die,” DeSantis repeatedly delivered this message to audiences around the country. Still, Democrats believe it’s something they can beat.
“It’s proof of the larger problem that MAGA Republicans are facing in this race,” added Munoz. “They have a deeply unpopular agenda that Americans have rejected time and time again, so instead they replay the same divisive culture wars and an attack on fundamental freedoms aimed at dividing Americans.”