Florida Governor Ron DeSantis won’t have to quit his current job to pursue a promotion to the White House if the Sunshine State’s top two lawmakers get their way, according to a report.
Incoming Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, a Republican, said he supports changing a state law that would require DeSantis to resign in order to run for president. DeSantis has not announced plans for a 2024 White House bid, but he is widely seen as a formidable primary competitor to former President Trump, who is running again.
“A good idea,” Renner called the suggestion of repealing the so-called “resign to run” law.
Renner spoke Tuesday after his colleagues formally elected him to lead the state’s lower chamber. New Senate President Kathleen Passidomo said she was on board