I still can’t quite believe Florida politics. State house supporters of Trump introduced a bill that would pay up to $5 million of his legal bills. Even stranger? The only thing that stopped it was a DeSantis veto threat! Via Business Insider:
Supporters of former President Donald Trump this month introduced a bill in Florida that would establish the “Florida Freedom Fighters Fund” for “victims of political discrimination,” which, if passed, would allow the state’s Department of Financial Services to disperse up to $5 million to eligible politicians from the state’s public campaign-matching funds program to pay legal bills.
The proposal was introduced on January 5 by Florida State Sen. Ileana Garcia and had the support of Florida’s chief financial officer, Jimmy Patronis — who endorsed Trump less than an hour after Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race on Sunday, Bloomberg reported.
Late Monday night, the plan publicly fell apart as DeSantis, who endorsed Trump over the weekend, signaled on X that he’d veto the bill.