DeSantis “Bites Back” at Trump Over Comments Made Regarding Six-Week Abortion Ban

( – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly “bit back” at former President Donald Trump’s comments he made in response to Florida’s recent six-week abortion ban legislation, Politico reported. In his response, DeSantis stated that Trump would not answer whether he would sign the bill or not. DeSantis then criticized Trump for “failing to take a stance” on the type of abortion legislation that he, on the other hand, would be willing to support, Politico reported.

Through these statements, DeSantis reportedly “made it clear” that he was going to fight Trump on abortion legislation debates, NBC reported. Political debate over abortion legislation, following the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade in the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, is expected to be a hot button political issue of the GOP primary races and the 2024 presidential election cycle.

The former president has taken a strong lead over DeSantis in hypothetical 2024 campaign polls in recent days. At the time of this report, Trump had 61 percent of the Republican voter support, as of poll reporting on May 16, The Hill reported.

On the contrary, DeSantis had sunk to “single digits” among the Republicans of New York, a Newsmax poll stated.

Reports on May 16 stated that two Republicans that were on the DeSantis endorsement list had said that they “backed Trump,” NBC News reported. Despite statements from the DeSantis affiliated Super PAC Never Back Down that an endorsement for DeSantis was secure, one New Hampshire Republican Juliet Harvey-Boila stated that she was “endorsing both” Trump and DeSantis. She stated that DeSantis had potential promise for the future, but that Trump was “great now,” NBC News reported.

While Harvey-Boila stated she was endorsing both, another Republican that the DeSantis campaign had listed among 50 Republicans from New Hampshire to endorse, Representative Lisa Smart, said she would be backing Trump. Smart stated that she was “dismayed” by the games being played by the Never Back Down PAC and that she would not be endorsing DeSantis, NBC News reported.

In hopes of disrupting his momentum, DeSantis is setting his sights on Iowa. DeSantis “impressed” Republicans in Iowa and reportedly “showed up” an “absent” Trump, The New York Times reported.

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