‘DeSavage’ Ron DeSantis goes off on left-wing activist: ‘I am not going to take that!’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in his element on Thursday, shutting down a left-wing activist/heckler who tried to blame him for the recent shooting in Jacksonville where a mentally troubled white man shot and killed three black people.

DeSantis was holding a press conference to go on record in preventing the reintroduction of any COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Florida, such as lockdowns, masking, or social distancing when he was accused of having “allowed” the shooting.

“You have allowed weapons to be put on the street in the hands of immature, hateful people that have caused the deaths of the people who were murdered a couple of weeks ago,” the man said.

(The unidentified black man claimed to be a military veteran, providing the media with ample fodder to disparage the 2024 Republican presidential candidate.)

“First of all, I did not allow anything,” DeSantis quickly countered. “I am not going to let you accuse me of committing criminal activity. I am not going to take that! I am not going to take that!”

The governor then pointed out that the shooter, who killed himself, had been detained under the Baker Act and should not have had access to a gun.

Giving away his left-wing leaning, the man called on DeSantis to “please allow me to speak my truth, sir,” but the governor wasted no time shooting that turkey down.

“There is the truth, there is something about the truth — it’s not everyone has their own truth. You don’t get to come here and blame me for some madman. That is not appropriate, and I’m not going to accept it,” DeSantis insisted.

He also reminded the man that the crime rate in Florida is “at a 50-year low.”

As for the shooting in Jacksonville, DeSantis condemned the incident “in the strongest possible terms.”

The pushback by DeSantis is one of the key things his supporters love about him most… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story as seen on X:


If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to American Wire News to help us fight them.

Thank you for your donation!
Tom Tillison


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles