DeSantis warns of ‘cold war’ between Florida and Georgia if Stacey Abrams wins Gov race

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shared an earnest reaction to Democrat Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial bid in Georgia Friday when he implored voters from the Peach State to keep her out of office to prevent a “cold war” between the neighboring states.

DeSantis was attending an event in Gulf County, FL on workforce development to promote a $23 million investment in the northwest region of the state meant to continue the economic gains that have left Floridians better off than they were prior to COVID. The Republican governor particularly cited the low unemployment rate, better than pre-pandemic, and that expected budget surplus of approximately $20 billion to end the fiscal year.

After having run into some Georgian tourists, DeSantis felt inclined to lead off the event with some sentiments about his neighbors to the north.

“I just want you to know we really appreciate our Georgians,” DeSantis led in. “If Stacey Abrams is elected governor of Georgia, I just want to be honest, that will be a cold war between Florida and Georgia at that point.”

“I mean, I can’t have Castro to my south and Abrams to my north,” he explained, referencing the communist regime in Cuba, “that’d be a disaster. So, I hope you guys take care of that and we’ll end up in good shape.”

As the media began reporting on the remarks, DeSantis’ spokeswoman Christina Pushaw took a moment to point out that, despite continued lies about the governor and “misinformation” about his positions, this story was completely true.

She further elaborated that the remarks were not planned for the event and that DeSantis was speaking entirely off the cuff when he weighed in on Abrams.


The governor’s office more formally replied to Newsweek for comment stating, “The governor was simply making an analogy to the stark ideological differences that underpinned the Cold War.”

“If Stacey Abrams wins the governorship of Georgia,” the statement continued, “we know that her approach to leadership will involve more heavy-handed government, taxes, and bureaucrat influence. In Florida, Governor DeSantis will continue to keep Florida free and put citizens first.”

According to a poll conducted by The Hill in conjunction with Emerson College, Abrams is trailing incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and his primary challenger former Sen. David Perdue (R). Kemp leads the former state House Minority Leader 51 percent to 44 percent whereas Perdue leads 49 to 44.

That polling comes in spite of the media’s continued efforts to bolster the name recognition of Abrams who has yet to concede her 2018 gubernatorial race that she lost to Kemp. Along with regular commentary appearances on progressive outlets, Abrams recently portrayed the president of Earth on the season finale of “Star Trek: Discovery.”

She has also joined with Amazon Studios to produce a documentary on “voter suppression” and there have been reports NBC plans to turn Abrams’ fiction into a TV series, supporting a clear effort to increase her credibility with low-information voters.

Abrams has not yet responded to DeSantis’ remarks.


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