The Florida legislature has announced that Florida’s “Resign to Run” bill would remove hurdles that are in the way for DeSantis to announce his bid for the White House.
An amendment was added to a bill making its way to the Florida State Senate, SB 7050, exempting elected officials in the state from having to resign their current office should they run for president or vice president. Under the state’s current laws, officials are required to resign from their current position when they decide to run for a new one, leaving them without any sort of office should their bid fail.
The bill, which is scheduled to go before the Florida State Senate on Wednesday per its Special Order Calendar, has been widely interpreted as the state government clearing the way for DeSantis to make a bid for the White House in 2024. With the new rules in place, he would be able to continue on as governor of Florida, a role in which he has seen considerable electoral success.
HERE IT IS: a newly introduced amendment to an elections bill in the Florida Senate, which would clarify that — if @GovRonDeSantis deicides to run for president — he would NOT have to resign. pic.twitter.com/kToc3IpjLX
— Jay O'Brien (@jayobtv) April 25, 2023
IS DESANTIS PREPARING TO ANNOUNCE FOR 2024?!
This is a developing story. Stay tuned as this unfolds.