Sparks reportedly flew behind the scenes at the debate between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom of California.
Newsom's side is claiming that there's only one reason for that:
DeSantis apparently went out of bounds.
Allegedly, there was an agreement before the debate that the two were to leave each other's families out of the conversation.
DeSantis definitely did not do that.
When Ron needed an example of why Florida is so much better than California, he spoke about all of the people who are fleeing California's taxes and crime by moving to Florida. This is an especially popular move for people of retirement age.
That's when DeSantis hit Newsom where it hurt.
"So, I was talking to a fella who had made the move from California to Florida, and he was telling me that Florida is much better governed, safer, better budget, lower taxes, all this stuff, and he’s really happy with the quality of life," DeSantis said.
Halting for dramatic effect, Desantis added:
And then he paused, and he said, "You know, by the way, I’m Gavin Newsom’s father-in-law.’"
I was talking to a fella who had made the move from California to Florida. He was telling me that Florida’s much better governed, safer, better budget, lower taxes.
Then he paused and said ‘by the way, I’m Gavin Newsom’s father-in-law.’ pic.twitter.com/OSsYCRTJYo
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) December 1, 2023
Newsom's wife couldn't take any more of watching her husband get killed like that.
Going into the last commercial break, Newsom appeared ready to keep going, saying:
Let’s just do an extended hour. I’m happy to do it.
But when we came back from commercial, the candidates were gone.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom had thrown in the towel on her husband's behalf.
During the commercial break, Gavin's wife crashed the stage and ended the debate on her husband's behalf, saying "we're done."
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