I just learned that during a recent press conference Ron DeSantis commented on the Florida Blogger Registration Bill. According to Business Insider, he said:
“That’s not anything that I’ve ever supported. I don’t support it, I’ve been very clear about what we are doing,” DeSantis said of the bill during a press conference on Tuesday.
The bill has received a lot of press – especially in the blogging community, understandably – and has been widely criticized. One perhaps surprising opponent of the bill is former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich:
Neither DeSantis nor a spokesman gave any indication if his lack of support would result in a veto if the bill passes the legislature.
“As usual, the governor will consider the merits of a bill in final form if and when it passes the legislature,” the spokesman told Insider on Friday.