Florida Gov Ron DeSantis gave Gov. Kathy Hochul a Bronx cheer over her recent comments that New York Republicans should get on a bus and leave the Empire State.
“You have the governor of New York saying all Republicans need to get on a bus and leave the state and come to Florida,” DeSantis said at an unrelated press conference.
“Who would say something so ridiculous? To say if you don’t agree with me then you don’t even have a right to be here.”
“[Donald]Trump and [Lee] Zeldin and [Dutchess County Executive Marc] Molinaro — just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong. OK? Get out of town. Because you don’t represent our values,” Hochul said.
The Florida Republican also ripped the Biden administration for adding 87,000 armed agents to the IRS payroll.
DeSantis said the bolstered agency would be used to target political opponents — and that sharpening anti-Republican rhetoric suggests that it will be “weaponized” to punish rivals.
“They go after people they don’t like,” he said. “That’s unfortunately where we are in this country.”
This should not be the last time the two governors tangle. De Santis is suppose to help Republican gubernatorial candidate Zeldin at a fundraiser in the fall.