Florida Governor Ron DeSantis defended former President Donald Trump against a “flimsy” indictment by left-wing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. DeSantis criticized Bragg for being more interested in politics than following the rule of law. During a recent fundraiser in Garden City, N.Y., DeSantis called Bragg “a menace to society” and a threat to democratic government.
DeSantis received a standing ovation from attendees at the fundraiser, according to The New York Post. While he did not mention Trump directly during his speech, he did criticize President Joe Biden, whom he described as weak and floundering.
Trump is scheduled to appear for arraignment in New York City on Tuesday. The details of the indictment have not been made public, but it is expected to be related to Trump’s alleged involvement in the 2016 hush money scandal.
DeSantis is seen as Trump’s biggest potential rival for the 2024 GOP nomination. He has a law degree from Harvard University and has been successful in executing his agenda without leaks or palace intrigue during his four years as governor of Florida.