The Governor hailed Florida’s predictable and preordained House, Senate leadership races as a model from which DC could benefit.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has been to Congress, and he’s gotten a lot of what he wants out of the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature more recently.
On Saturday in Iowa, he’s suggesting that the legislators in D.C. could benefit from the model provided in Tallahassee.
“In Florida, we have term limits for our Legislature. And it works and it’s better than having people that are there for 40 years and they accumulate their fiefdoms and it’s more about staying in office than actually delivering results,” DeSantis claimed. “So, for example, in Florida you get elected, you can serve four two-year terms in the House and two four-year terms in the Florida Senate.”
DeSantis also believes that Congress, where control of the body shifts as often as every two years given elections, could benefit from adopting the more static leadership model in Tallahassee, where presiding officers in the Senate and House are essentially known years in advance given the incoming majority class picks its future presiding officer for years down the road.
“So you go in, they already identify who’s going to be in leadership for