Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) was once seen as a legitimate contender for the Republican presidential nomination, now his campaign is dead in the water and his Florida supporters are calling on him to stand down.
The Florida Republican Assembly officially called for DeSantis to drop out of the race and throw his support behind former President Donald Trump and return to governing the Sunshine State.
A letter issued on October 27th, the organization stated that DeSantis needs to "conclude his presidential campaign and return to Florida to continue to serve out the remainder of his term as Governor."
DeSantis has done an excellent job as Florida's governor and he has a duty to continue as the state's governor.
The letter cited Article IV, Section 1(A) of the Florida Constitution, which reads, "the governor shall take care that the laws of the state be faithfully executed, shall commission all officers of the state and counties, and transact all necessary business with the officers of government."
DeSantis was consistently the runner-up to Trump in the race for the GOP nomination and some thought that with all of Trump's troubles, DeSantis had a real shot at taking the lead.
Trump is dealing with a multitude of legal troubles and the entirety of the Department of Justice has been arrayed against him.
This left a massive opening for DeSantis to swoop in and undercut the former President. However, he failed to convince Americans that he was a better choice despite the battles Trump is fighting.
While DeSantis had more support and viability than any other candidate, he never was able to come within arms reach of Trump.
The Florida Republican Assembly pointed this fact out saying that that "lack of enthusiasm by voters nationally," further signals that it is time for DeSantis to give it up and return to his duties.
If DeSantis drops out of the race, that means the Republican primary will effectively be over as no other candidate besides DeSantis could muster double digit support consistently.
Florida is dealing with its own issues and DeSantis and his energy are needed to deal with those serious problems that are plaguing his constituents.
Many Florida residents are dealing with the highest insurance premiums in the nation and some have been forced to leave the state because they cannot afford coverage anymore.
Florida has been seen as a top destination by many Americans for years but if DeSantis can't fix this crisis, the current exodus will grow and the state will suffer.