DeSantis Gives Unexpected Update 3 Days After Sharing Tragic News

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The wife of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, First Lady Casey DeSantis, refuted on Monday her intention to run for governor in 2026 after her husband leaves office.

At a Coral Gables event, the Republican governor addressed rumors circulating about his wife’s potential for politics. A hypothetical Republican gubernatorial primary would overwhelmingly benefit Casey DeSantis, based on current surveys.

Upon being questioned about the polls, DeSantis grinned and replied to the reporters, “If I had to sum up her interest in entering politics as a candidate, I would say, I would sum it up as zero.” However, I believe it’s because she’s witnessed firsthand all the absurdities that occur when you do it.

The governor claimed that some have proposed the First Lady run for governor because of her successful programs, such Hope Florida, which helps people receiving government assistance find employment.

As her husband, the governor, attempted in vain to secure the Republican nominee for 2024, Casey DeSantis was a fixture on the campaign road. Political observers and supporters frequently remarked that the First Lady’s personality and inspirational cancer survival story made her the highlight of her husband’s events. The couple’s young children, who were between the ages of three and seven, occasionally accompanied them.

DeSantis stressed that her role as the first lady of the Sunshine State was marked by her “humility” in a 2023 interview with Harris Faulkner of Fox News.

“I think one who looks at the role with a lot of humility,” Casey said. “It isn’t about me. It is about being in a position to be able to do good on behalf of the people of this state and hopefully of this country.”

Last week, Governor DeSantis made news when his state sued the administration, claiming that President Joe Biden was “abusing his constitutional authority” in light of significant new Title IX regulation modifications released by his Department of Education.

DeSantis announced the lawsuit on social media, adding that South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama would be joining the case as well. The lawsuit contests the Biden administration’s changes to Title IX, which among other things forbid schools from forbidding biological male students from engaging in women’s sports.

“Florida is suing the Biden Administration over its unlawful Title IX changes. Biden is abusing his constitutional authority to push an ideological agenda that harms women and girls and conflicts with the truth,” DeSantis wrote. “We will not comply, and we will fight back against Biden’s harmful agenda.”

Along with the states, other parties named as plaintiffs in the complaint include the Independent Women’s Law Center, Independent Women’s Network, Parents Defending Education, and Speech First, Inc., Fox News said.

Title IX was modified by the Biden administration to reinterpret “sex” as “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” Additionally, it requires schools to ensure that children use their classmates’ “preferred pronouns.” Federal tax revenue could be lost if this isn’t done.

According to Fox, the regulation also forbids schools from classifying people differently or separating them based on their sex, allowing toilets and locker rooms to be named after a person’s gender identification.

Attorney General Chris Carr of Georgia filed the complaint on Monday, claiming that the modification will endanger women and damage women’s sports.

“The Biden administration is destroying women’s sports by gutting commonsense provisions that protect female athletes and demanding that biological males be allowed to compete against females,” Carr said in a public statement. “Today we have taken action to defend women’s rights to fair competition, and we will keep fighting until we end this absurdity once and for all.”

The lawsuit claims that President Biden tried to circumvent Congress, going beyond his power.

“While different administrations can have different policy views, they cannot override the text that Congress enacted in 1972 or overrule the binding precedent of this circuit. The Biden rule does both—to the detriment of the states, their schools, and their students. For a host of reasons, this new rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act and should be set aside,” the lawsuit reads.

Carr has previously criticized the July 2022 introduction of Biden’s Title IX modification. He requested the NCAA to remove the provision allowing biological males to participate in women’s sports in order to protect women’s sports. Carr has also started similar legal actions to support the “Save Women’s Sports Acts” in West Virginia and Arizona.

DeSantis and former President Donald Trump, the most well-known inhabitant of the state, are said to have patched things up after a sour falling out during the former’s unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination earlier this spring.

The two “broke a years-long chill between the presumptive Republican nominee and his onetime chief primary rival,” according to the Washington Post, when they met in private in Miami.

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