Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is putting several hundred National Guard forces on standby in standby mode to deal a direct blow from Tropical Storm Elsa in Florida.
“Be prepared to be without electricity for a few days, to provide enough food and water to everyone in your family, including your livestock,” the governor told Florida residents at a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday morning. warned. Tallaxasida.
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“It’s important that Floridians don’t pay attention to the cone. Imcts are also expected outside the area,” DeSantis warned.
The first-term Republican governor of Florida was in the national spotlight for two weeks, from the horrific condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, to the approaching Tropical Storm Elsa.
And that has allowed the rising star within the GOP to put politics aside in recent days as he faces two crises.
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DeSantis has been one of the most critical Republicans of President Biden and his Democratic administration so far this year. But as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked side-by-side with the Florida government in efforts to combat the building collapse – the rhetorical policy melted as the governor and president sat side by side at a briefing near the crash site on Thursday. disaster.
On Saturday, DeSantis agreed to attend a large rally in Sarasota, Florida, with his ally, former President Trump, to discuss the collapse of the condom and storm preparations.
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DeSantis – a conservative congressman who was elected governor of Florida in 2018 with the support of then-President Trump – is well-known among Republicans in Florida and across the country for running his country under a coronavirus. . ndemic and its COVID limitations. And that has fueled speculation about possible national ambitions and a presidential candidate from the 2024 Republican Party, led by DeSantis.
But first and foremost, DeSantis will face something that could be difficult to re-elect next year, as he will run Florida for a second term.
Political analysts argue that tackling these two crises will undoubtedly bring more benefits than any concerns, being in front of the cameras and being the focus of national attention on a day-to-day basis.
“Turning the tasks in your day job into a potential political success is a good thing for others,” said Republican strategist Colin Reed. “If you do your day job well, a good policy tends to give you a good policy.”
But GOP Senate veteran and presidential fireplace Reed warned, “Sometimes situations can get out of your control. So it’s a big risk and a big reward.”