Florida is considering changing its long-term “Resign to Run” law that states that it’s compulsory for every sitting lawmaker running for a different post to give in an unalterable written resignation if they want to run for another. The current law can badly affect the state’s governor Ron DeSantis who recently won reelection to his post and has a high chance to take part in the press run of the year 2024.
The “Resign to Run” law indicates that a sitting legislator running for a different office encompassing a federal office must submit an irreversible written resignation “at least 10 days prior to the first day of qualifying for the office he or she or she intends to seek.”
The law was changed in 2008 in the same year when former governor Charlie Crist was nominated for vice president, but it was held in place in 2018. State Senate President Kathleen Passidomo specified that it would be “a good idea” to change the state law.
Passidomo said, “If an individual who is Florida governor is running for president, I think he should be allowed to do it, I really do. That’s a big honor and a privilege, so it is a good idea.” The changes in the state election law will take place after March 2023, when the new state’s legislative session will begin.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis won the reelection earlier this month against his democratic opponent Crist who ran this year as a Democrat after many years serving as the state’s Republican governor.
Ron has deemphasized rumors of a presidential run, saying these rumors are “purely manufactured” even as he rules in the same way as Donald Trump used to do, making sweeping proclamations about “woke” culture and launching disputes with companies such as Disney.
After winning reelection with around 20 points, he continued to dodge questions about his political intentions, saying, “people just need to chill out” when he was asked about the future presidential race, which can pit him against Donald Trump. He rose to fame after winning the reelection despite the Republican losses in many other parts of the country.
A political source recently told people that Ron DeSantis “is popular with Florida Republican voters, which indicates how he would do nationally. He is not afraid to speak out on unpopular issues, and even more important than that, he is not afraid of Donald Trump.”
The former president has started condemning the man who could become his opponent in the future. In a recent rally, he referred to him as “Ron DeSanctimonious” and argued that he was not loyal in a post on his social media site, Truth Social.
This month, Trump posted a captioning, “Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games! The Fake News asks him if he’s going to run if President Trump runs, and he says, ‘I’m only focused on the Governor’s race, I’m not looking into the future.’ Well, in terms of loyalty and class, that’s really not the right answer,”
Donald Trump officially announced that he would run again in the presidential election of 2024 amid many legal problems, including scrutiny of his conduct on 6th Jan 2021, when a group of protestors attacked the U.S. Capitol on his behalf in a strive to stop Joe Biden’s election win from being verified, and his handling of classified documents after leaving the office.