DeSantis Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Ron DeSantis on Newsmax's Rob Schmitt Tonight
"We've got to hold [Biden's] feet to the fire to make sure that the United States is standing with Israel while they defend their existence."
Tallahassee, FL - Ron DeSantis tonight joined Newsmax's Rob Schmitt Tonight. The highlights are below.
Watch the full interview HERE.
On Harvard leftists siding with Hamas terrorists:
There's these demonstrations in like New York City, where they're cheering Hamas, knowing that Hamas has decapitated babies, they're executing elderly people, raping women. This is obviously an atrocious terrorist attack. But I think that they scrape the bottom of the barrel of human depravity on this, and to take to the streets and celebrate that -- there's a sickness in our society here, when you have Harvard students signing these letters praising Hamas. And I just wonder, it's like, why are you even in this country if that's your belief on some of that stuff? So, I can tell you here in Florida, we've already taken action. We're expanding Iran financial sanctions. My view is, the more money that goes into that country, that regime takes it. They're not going to help their own people. They're going to send it to Hamas and Hezbollah and foment Jihad throughout the Middle East. So, we got to do our part to shut off the spigot as much as we can.
On why Joe Biden should stand with Israel and sanction Iran:
No question. They emboldened the Iranian regime. They relaxed sanctions. They did $6 billion which yes, that $6 billion wasn't used, but it frees up other money for Iran to use. If he really wants to do something, put the $6 billion back. Tighten the sanctions on Iranian oil sales, stop the money that's flowing into the regime. That would be a really strong statement.
On Biden's failures as a leader:
He was missing in action this weekend. He slept in, they didn't even wake him up when our top ally in the region is under a massive terrorist attack. And then he called the lid at 11am. On Monday, when we had reports at that time, it was nine Americans. You know, we now know it's over 20 Americans, and we know Americans very well may have been held hostage at the time, and yet he was nowhere to be found. So it's just a lack of leadership. And my fear with this is, he's saying the right things, like we're gonna stand with Israel, but you know, his left flank is gonna get very upset as time goes on. And I think his commitment is going to probably start to wilt, so we've got to hold his feet to the fire to make sure that the United States is standing with Israel while they defend their existence.
Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Ron DeSantis on Newsmax's Rob Schmitt Tonight Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367750