While other Republican governors were either backing the investigation into Donald Trump’s corruption—or at least holding off judgment until more facts are known—Floridians were a tad shocked Thursday when Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his creation of the mafioso-sounding Presidential Protection Fund to raise money to help one Donald J. Trump. DeSantis insists that he backs Trump “100%” and has a “duty to protect him” despite what he’s done, presenting it as a gubernatorial responsibility.
Again, Floridians were just a tad surprised. After all, of all the swamp creatures in Trump’s orbit, Ron DeSantis is one of the slimiest … so this has been a long time coming.
Trump’s impeachment inquiry covers his illegal solicitation of foreign help, his bungled attempt to cover it up, and possibly the most damning: the seeking of a quid pro quo before releasing hundreds of millions in aid to a desperate nation, all in return for investigation into one of his primary opponents in the upcoming election. Yet if Trump wanted a lesson in quid pro quo, he need to look no further than his favorite governor.