On Sunday (July 9), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis alleged agencies in the Trump administration had colluded with Big Tech to cover up the Hunter Biden scandal in 2020, sharing his criticism of the former President for failing to fire those responsible for the alleged collision.
Speaking to Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” DeSantis explained that when looking back at the “Hunter Biden censorship” during the 2020 election, he noted it was the Trump administration agencies “colluding with Big Tech” to cover up the major scandal.
DeSantis explained that if he was in the Oval Office, he “would never allow that to happen” and would instead have axed those involved “immediately.”
Republicans have expressed concern about alleged “collusion” between the FBI and social media companies to stifle conservative viewpoints. They point to Twitter’s initial decision to restrict the spread of the Hunter Biden story in 2020, stemming from material on the laptop.
Twitter executives later acknowledged that their initial choice may have been incorrect, but they still maintained that Democrats had no input in the choice.
DeSantis, who routinely promotes his fight against Big Tech in Florida, is now utilizing a common Trump talking point — the New York Post article — against the former President by pointing out that the article was written while the former President was in office.
The Florida Governor explained that if elected to the White House, he would “end the weaponization of government” and appoint “a new FBI director on day one.”
He claimed that there was a key difference between him and Trump, saying the former President still believes “the jury is… out on FBI Director Wray,” while DeSantis believes it was necessary to “clean house at the Department of Justice.”
DeSantis, who has been lagging behind Trump in recent primary surveys, has kept up his message that he is the more methodical, results-driven alternative to Trump while holding the same opinions on policy.