Gov. Ron DeSantis (R‑FL) hit back at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) on Monday, accusing him of being a member of the “DC establishment” and slamming him and former President Donald Trump for adding to the national debt in the latter’s time in office.
DeSantis laughed heartily when a reporter asked him what he made of McCarthy’s comments, where the House speaker predicted Trump will be the GOP nominee for president in 2024 and said DeSantis is “not at the same level” as Trump.
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The 2024 presidential hopeful used the moment to lump McCarthy and Trump together and take aim at an issue where the speaker is feeling intense pressure from those within his own conference: the government’s spending as a shutdown looms.
Kevin McCarthy says I’m a little different from Donald Trump. I agree.In Florida, we run budget surpluses. We’ve paid down our debt. I’ve kept every one of my promises.Meanwhile, McCarthy and Trump worked together to add $7 trillion — more debt than our c …