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Ron DeSantis Is Getting Extremely Desperate



Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis showed some signs desperation Friday evening as he tried to appeal to Trump supporters by comparing Daniel Penny, the 24-year-old former U.S. Marine facing criminal charges for putting a New York City subway rider in a fatal chokehold earlier this month to a “Good Samaritan” in a Twitter post.

“We must defeat the Soros-Funded DAs, stop the Left’s pro-criminal agenda, and take back the streets for law abiding citizens.”DeSantis wrote on Twitter. “We stand with Good Samaritans like Daniel Penny. Let’s show this Marine… America’s got his back.

The governor, who is reportedly gearing up to launch his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, also shared a link to where Penny is collecting funds for his legal defense and ranted against “the Soros-Funded DAs” in reference to popular right-wing boogeyman George Soros, an elderly Jewish billionaire who supports progressive causes.

Penny surrendered on a manslaughter charge this week and claimed he acted in self-defense against Jordan Neely, a 30-year-old homeless Black man who openly addressed other passengers in the car.

DeSantis’ message reflects a broader efforts by conservative politicians and media outlets to raise concern over the threat of crime nationwide.

Neely had been complaining that he did not have food and did not care about being sent to jail, said Juan Alberto Vasquez, the freelance journalist who filmed the incident.

Some people in the car moved away from him out of caution, but some did not,” he said. “They were just standing, watching him.”

He added: “They stayed there as if to say: ‘Well until we see that there is some kind of risk. To me, when Jordan throws his jacket, it is a way of saying: ‘There could be an act of violence here,’ because those things do happen all the time because just a year ago, there was a guy who went in and shot a lot of people on the train.”

“And obviously, the marine, in the end, went too far,” he said, but noted that the police is partly to blame for “not arriving on time.”

The incident sparked protests in New York.