DeSantis Says Republicans Need to ‘Chill Out a Little Bit’ On 2024 Campaign Talk

Florida governor was referring to who will be running for president in 2024.

  • Governor Ron DeSantis urges the GOP to “chill out a little bit” on getting too far into campaign chatter for 2024.
  • “We just finished this election, OK? People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff,” DeSantis said at a press conference.  
  • DeSantis, who has not announced a 2024 presidential candidacy but is widely seen as Trump’s most contested potential opponent in a Republican presidential primary, kept the focus off 2024, reminding reporters of the upcoming Dec. 6 runoff election between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.

“I mean, seriously, we just ran an election. We have this Georgia runoff coming, which is very important for Republicans to win that Georgia runoff. I mean, I know around the country, Florida was kind of the biggest bright spot. It was not so bright in many other parts of the country. It was a substandard performance given the dynamics that are at play,” DeSantis said.

  • Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign Tuesday during an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • The former President faced scrutiny within the party last week when he took a jab at DeSantis, nicknaming him “Ron DeSanctimonious.”
  • The governor has not responded to the comments, but urged the naysayers to “go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night.”