(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Republican presidential hopeful and a former governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, poked fun at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday during the latter’s ongoing dispute with Disney.
She said on social media, “@Disney, my home state will happily accept your 70,000+ jobs if you want to leave Florida.”
“South Carolina has wonderful people and wonderful weather, so every day is wonderful here!”
She referenced the Florida governor’s moniker of “Ron DeSanctimonious,” which the former president Donald Trump used to describe South Carolina: “We’re not woke, but we’re not sanctimonious about it either.”
Just in case you needed any further proof that Nikki Haley will sell out this country to the slimiest bidder, here she is inviting Disney to move to SC after DeSantis challenged them for attacking his anti-Groomer law
She just completely destroyed her already sinking campaign https://t.co/36V9UcYWkf
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) April 26, 2023
In a complaint filed in federal court on Wednesday, the presumably family-friendly firm Disney claims that the DeSantis administration is engaging in a “targeted campaign of government retaliation.”
Her sarcastic statement comes after reports that Disney is intensifying its ongoing conflict with the DeSantis administration.
After DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law and the Florida legislature passed it the previous year, the conflict heated up.
Parts of the bill prohibit teachers from discussing gender identity and sexual orientation with kindergarten through third graders.
The bill I signed today protects Florida parents like January Littlejohn. School officials manipulated her daughter to “transition,” calling her a male name & pronouns without January’s knowledge or consent. This is wrong & today’s legislation will ensure it doesn’t happen again. pic.twitter.com/qH4VKUgmkO
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 28, 2022
Left-wing protestors at the time fraudulently dubbed the law “Don’t Say Gay,” even though it doesn’t specify or forbid any specific words or phrases in its actual wording.
As a result, Disney went full throttle and said that the company’s main objective was to oppose the law.
It stated then, “Our company’s goal is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or overturned in court. We remain dedicated to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that.”
Disney continued, “We are committed to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ family members, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and around the nation.”
Statement from The Walt Disney Company on signing of Florida legislation: pic.twitter.com/UVI7Ko3aKS
— The Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) March 28, 2022
Disney’s self-governing rights under Florida’s Reedy Creek Improvement District were finally abolished. The region is now governed by DeSantis-approved members under Central Florida Tourism Oversight Board.
However, the new board soon encountered problems because Disney sneakily passed a 30-year development pact before the change of power, effectively making the new board powerless.
In a statement released this month, DeSantis claimed that the cunning agreements went against the voters’ wishes and that they “have a plethora of legal infirmities that render them void anyways.”
He claimed that Florida Statutes “gives the legislature the authority to revoke development agreements in precisely this type of situation.”
“Therefore, I’ve collaborated with the House and Senate leaders. The people’s will be established and upheld, and a measure will be introduced in the Florida legislature to ensure that the agreements Disney allegedly engaged into are annulled,” he added.
A senior DeSantis aide texts this clip from his Heritage speech:
“It’s not conservative to simply defer to every corporation in America. That's being a corporatist.”
Earlier today Nikki Haley invited Disney to leave Florida for South Carolina
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) April 26, 2023
Disney filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, intensifying the conflict.
According to Breitbart News:
“Disney’s suit alleges DeSantis has waged a “relentless campaign to weaponize government power” against the company amid the ongoing fight over the law.
It also claims the Republican governor “orchestrated at every step” a campaign to punish Disney in ways that threaten the company’s business.
The lawsuit was filed the same day as DeSantis’ latest countermove against Disney that sought to undo a development deal Disney struck to maintain its power over the district.”
Haley took a shot at DeSantis as the governor continues to be abroad on what his staff calls an international trade mission. During this time, rumors about his political future have only intensified.
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