DeSantis kills bill helping Trump day after endorsing former rival

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) quashed hope for a bill introduced in the Florida legislature that would allow taxpayer funds to pay for former President Donald Trump’s legal expenses.

Republican Trump endorser state Sen. Ileana Garcia introduced the bill, “Grants for Victims of Political Discrimination,” which would authorize up to $5 million to be granted to a qualified person.

However, DeSantis responded to a report on the bill on Monday that detailed that “some Florida Republicans want taxpayers to pay Trump’s legal bills.”

“But not the Florida Republican who wields the veto pen,” DeSantis wrote on X.

But not the Florida Republican who wields the veto pen… https://t.co/kkc2yyqVK0

— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) January 23, 2024

Following DeSantis’s unsupportive response to the measure, which came just one day after he suspended his presidential campaign and endorsed Trump, Garcia
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