While outrage over former President Donald Trump’s alleged imminent indictment fermented among prominent Republicans, one GOP figurehead remained silent — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Throughout Saturday (March 18), DeSantis, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential election in the summer, didn’t post on social media about Trump’s claim he will be indicted on Tuesday.
Trump took to Truth Social to announce an illegal leak revealing he would be indicted on Tuesday (March 21) in connection with the $130,000 hush payment made to Stormy Daniels in 2016. Daniels was an adult film actress who alleged she had an affair with Trump, and the payment, made by Trump’s then-attorney Michael Cohen, was intended to prevent her from going public with her claims.
DeSantis’s silence on Saturday was notable not only because of his rising influence in the GOP but also because the Florida Governor once was a close ally of Trump’s.
Some Trump Allies were quick to point out how DeSantis hadn’t made a statement about the former President, who credits himself for DeSantis’ Gubernatorial win in 2018, Truth Social post that he was going to be arrested.
Jason Miller, a Trump advisor and the former CEO of Gettr, took to Twitter to point out DeSantis’ and 2024 Presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s “radio silence.”
Miller made the observation by sharing a comment former Vice President Mike Pence made about Trump being indicted.
Miller quotes Pence as being “taken aback” by Trump’s potential arrest.
Sebastian Gorka, a conservative radio host, posted on Truth Social, “so is DeSantis going to say anything? Curious.”