Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made headlines during his recent campaign stops in South Carolina where he clashed with hecklers, with one calling him a fascist. In a viral video, DeSantis could be seen arguing with the heckler after being called a fascist, before attacking the person himself.
According to reports, DeSantis was on his way to Greenville to speak with local Republicans about his potential run for the White House in 2024. However, before he could make it to the event, a group of individuals began to heckle him.
In the video footage, the crowd could be heard booing and shouting as DeSantis walked by. One individual called DeSantis a fascist, which prompted the governor to stop and engage in a back-and-forth exchange with the heckler. DeSantis then proceeded to attack the individual, calling them a “radical leftist.”
The incident quickly went viral, with many expressing their support for DeSantis and applauding him for standing his ground. However, others criticized DeSantis for his aggressive response, saying he should have handled the situation differently.
Despite the backlash, DeSantis pressed on with his campaign stops in South Carolina, eventually reaching Greenville and speaking to local Republicans about his potential run for the White House in 2024. The event was reportedly well-attended, with DeSantis receiving a warm reception from the crowd.
As DeSantis continues to make headlines and position himself for a 2024 presidential run, many will be watching closely to see if he can maintain his momentum and overcome potential obstacles along the way.