Ron DeSantis Inauguration speech: 'Florida is where woke goes to die!' trends now
Ron DeSantis said Florida is where 'woke goes to die' as he claimed credit for fostering a state where families want to move for the sake of 'sanity' in a speech following his swearing-in for a second term as governor.
DeSantis claimed Florida is the 'No. 1' state as all eyes turned to the Sunshine State to watch for signs of higher political aspirations as speculation swirls he could run in the presidential primary against Donald Trump in 2024.
The Florida governor promised in an approximately 20-minute speech to enact more 'family friendly' policies to defend children from people who want to 'rob them of their innocence.'
Speaking outside the Florida Historic Capitol with a backdrop of 'The Free State of Florida' banners and iconic red and white striped window awnings, he also vowed to make sure Florida is the best state to raise a family.
'We reject this woke ideology. We seek normalcy, not philosophical lunacy,' DeSantis insisted. 'We will not surrender to the woke mob. Florida is where woke goes to die.'
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis arrives at his swearing-in ceremony at inauguration on Tuesday with wife and Florida first lady Casey DeSantis and their three children Madison, Mason and Mamie
During a 20-minute speech, DeSantis said Florida is where 'woke goes to die' and claimed credit for fostering a state where families want to move for the sake of 'sanity'
Throughout his remarks, DeSantis honored law enforcement, blue collar workers, teachers, farmers, senior citizens and the families who flocked to Florida over his first term as governor.
A spokesperson for DeSantis told DailyMail.com that the governor did not have prepared remarks for the inauguration, and explained that he likes to speak authentically.
For the swearing-in, Desantis was joined by his wife and Florida's