During a stop in New Hampshire, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), while giving a speech, was interrupted by protesters who wanted to make clear that he doesn't have the support of Jewish people, at least according to them.
During his speech in Manchester Friday night, two women rushed the stage shouting "Jews against DeSantis," holding signs that read the same.
DeSantis handled the situation like a pro, seemingly not phased by the bumrush of the stage, even going on to make several quips about it afterward.
Women storm the stage while #DeSantis is speaking at the New Hampshire GOP fundraiser….
Screaming, “Jews against DeSantis…” pic.twitter.com/w5mH4aLegd
— Sue Knows Best (@sues86453) April 16, 2023
"Why would you want to pay for the ticket to get in just to do that? I don’t know, but different strokes for different folks," DeSantis said after the incident.
While the women were being hauled away by security, DeSantis said, "You gotta have a little spice in the speech right?"
BREAKING: @GovRonDeSantis of Florida was interrupted by a group of female protesters a few minutes into his speech at the New Hampshire GOP's annual fundraising dinner. The protesters appeared to chant "Jews Against DeSantis" before they were removed by security. DeSantis… pic.twitter.com/P9MMwG8tpO
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) April 15, 2023
The popular conservative Florida governor has not declared his intentions for 2024, but most believe with a high degree of certainty that he'll enter the race.
In the current field of declared or likely GOP candidates, DeSantis is the only one who comes within earshot of former President Donald Trump's current polling numbers, which have continued to rise over recent months.
"We’re leading the nation on a whole host of issues. We’re number one in the country.. for net-in migration… we’re number one in new business formations, one number in tourism. We’re number one in economic freedom… we’re number one in education freedom. We’re number one in parental involvement in education,” he said during the New Hampshire speech. "We lead not merely with words but with deeds."
With the recent stops he's made, it's all but given that DeSantis be in the GOP's 2024 lineup.
Trump has spent a significant amount of resources and time launching attacks on the governor, especially focusing on issues like social security and Medicare.
Some believe that a DeSantis vs. Trump showdown could harm the party as a whole, as deep divisions in the conservative movement will surely form before then.
Only time will tell, but needless to say, if DeSantis jump into the fray, it'll be an extremely interesting election cycle.