Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida turned down a recent invitation from ABC’s “The View” to appear on the left-wing program.
On Monday, DeSantis’ press secretary, Bryan Griffin, stated that the governor had been invited to appear on the program.
The program allegedly wrote that they “would be delighted” to have Ron DeSantis on their show for an interview. On Tuesday morning, Griffin released an email from DeSantis’ staff declining their invitation.
“Are the hosts of The View genuinely interested in hearing from Gov. DeSantis about all of the vital work he has been doing on behalf of Florida citizens to protect their livelihoods and health, to stand up for children and parents, and to defend freedom?” the email inquired. “Which of the following statements made by the hosts of The View do you think our team should consider before deciding if an interview is worth their time or not?”
The email continued, listing several of the show’s leftist co-hosts’ remarks that exhibited a significant level of bias and animosity toward Gov. DeSantis:
Joy Behar, August of 2021: “You are just a blip away from calling Gov. DeSantis a homicidal, negligent sociopath because that is what he is.” She concluded: “What exactly is he doing? He’s putting the lives of children, their parents, grandparents, and anybody else they come into contact with at risk so that he may appeal to his white supremacist base and remain in office.”
Sunny Hostin, June of 2022: “Death-Santis … I think he is a bigot and a fascist.”
Ana Navarro, April 2022 (on Gov. DeSantis’s policies): “It’s anti-black, anti-gay, and anti-LGBTQ+ in the community. And it seems like there’s a connection between the Republican Party and this nonsense. And “It’s also anti-American. It’s what happens in Venezuela, for example.”
Sunny Hostin, Feb.2022 (on Gov. DeSantis’s policies): “It all began with CRT. Let’s not forget that, and those are anti-historical laws in some cases – anti-black history legislation. And it’ll happen again, because if you start targeting black people, what comes next? Obviously the LGBTQ+ community, followed by women, and then other groups who are oppressed.”
“We will pass on this invitation,” the email concluded. “Also, please note that we do not organize events or appearances of a political nature from our official office. Our duty is to assist the people of Florida.”
DeSantis’s crew was praised on social media for their swift action in responding by parroting the show’s co-hosts’ words against them.