Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is wildly popular among Republican voters nationwide for his willingness to take a stand and fight.
He recently made major news by signing a bill banning biological males from participating in women’s sports in the state of Florida.
But jaws dropped when Ron DeSantis made this surprising admission on Tucker Carlson’s show.
The NCAA threatened not to hold NCAA Tournament games, the College Football Playoff, or any other championship event in any state that banned biological males from participating in women’s sports.
However, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis refused to back down from their threats and recently signed legislation banning biological males from competing in girl’s high school and college sports.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Governor DeSantis admitted that the NCAA went above and beyond to try to pressure Florida state legislators into dropping the bill.
“I think as these bills were going through various legislatures, I remember the [National Collegiate Athletic Association] put out a statement saying any state that enacts this, we’re not going to hold events there and so I called the Speaker of the House in Florida and I said ‘Did you hear what they said?’ and he’s like, ‘Yeah’ and I said, ‘We’ve definitely got to get this done,’” DeSantis told Carlson.
DeSantis told Carlson that Republicans can’t be “cowed” by “woke corporations.”
“You can’t be cowed by these organizations, particularly by woke corporations, from doing the right thing and so my view was throughout this whole time, we have to protect our girls,” DeSantis added.
Unlike Ron DeSantis, South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem recently caved in to the NCAA’s threats and vetoed a bill banning biological males from participating in women’s sports by threatening to yank all championship events out of South Dakota.
Not only that, but Major League Baseball also attempted to strongarm Georgia over a new election integrity law by pulling the 2021 All-Star game out of the state.
Republican voters are looking for elected officials who will stand up and fight back against the Left’s strategy of using “woke” corporations to inflict acts of economic terrorism on Republican-led states to try to strongarm elected officials from pushing a conservative agenda.
Governor Ron DeSantis signing the legislation despite their enormous pressure is exactly the type of fighter voters are looking for to represent them in office.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.