Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is now warning that his state might be forced into a new ‘cold war’ with its northern neighbor if the far-left Democrat Stacey Abrams somehow finds a way to become Governor there.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said that a victory from Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams would lead to a “Cold War” between the two states.
DeSantis made the remarks during a recent press conference, where he commented on the Masters golf tournament and referenced the upcoming elections in Georgia, which lies immediately to Florida’s north. DeSantis made a jab at Abrams — a progressive who narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race to Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) — by comparing her to communist Cuban dictator Raúl Castro.
“If Stacey Abrams is elected governor of Georgia, I just want to be honest, that will be a cold war between Florida and Georgia,” he said. “I can’t have Castro to my south and Abrams to my north, that would be a disaster. So I hope you guys take care of that and we’ll end up in good shape.”
Castro succeeded his brother, Fidel Castro, as Cuba’s leader in 2011. Raúl Castro stepped down as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in 2021 and was replaced by Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Abrams announced her intention to run for the governorship of Georgia at the end of 2021, making her the odds on favorite to triumph in the Democrat primary.