(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Thursday during an interview, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) stated that if elected into the White House, one of the first actions he would take would be firing special counsel Jack Smith, who is behind the two federal indictments filed against former President Donald Trump.
During a Fox News interview with Jason Chaffetz, DeSantis once again pushed forward that he was the best candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. As part of his campaign bid, he focused on the legal battles that Trump is going to be facing in the following year. He further argued that if he won the White House he would hone in on people being held accountable for having been involved in the weaponization of the legal system against their political adversaries.
DeSantis argued that these efforts would begin on the first day with the firing of Smith. As he pointed out, such a move would directly be dealing with people that had violated the constitutional rights of others.
Many of the remarks made by the Florida governor, resembled the comments made by the former President who has maintained that the legal troubles he is facing are a result of the “weaponization” of the Department of Justice. DeSantis’ recent pledge to fire Smith and hold responsible those involved in Trump’s legal troubles aligned him with the campaign promises of Trump.
The Department of Justice’s special counsel Smith has brought two federal cases against Trump. The case in Florida is dealing with Trump’s failure to return classified documents after his departure from the White House, while the case in Washington is focused on Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his involvement in the January 6, 2021 insurrection.
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