MANCHESTER, N.H. (TND) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was met with protesters as he spoke at an event in New Hampshire Friday evening.
“Fifteen, eighteen,” the governor said, reminiscing about getting elected in 2018. As he stood behind the podium at the Amos Tuck dinner in Manchester, he suddenly turned his attention to the right.
That's when two young women burst onto the stage with signs, shouting “Jews against DeSantis," according to CBS News reporter Aaron Navarro, who was at the event.
The protesters were just feet from him when security staff raced up and grabbed them. DeSantis paused and the audience grew loud while the security people took the protesters away.
Get out of here!” someone in the audience screamed.
“Losers!” someone else yelled.
You got to have a little spice in the speech, right?” DeSantis said as he was met with applause.
Why you’d want to pay the ticket to get in just to do that?” he continued. “I don't know but different strokes for different folks.
DeSantis continued his speech with more on Florida’s election history with no more outbursts. It’s not yet known what will happen to the protesters.
DeSantis has been speaking at events around the country — Ohio on Thursday night and Virginia earlier Friday — before the expected announcement he plans to run for president in 2024.
As he often does, the Florida governor mentioned Holocaust survivor and leftwing financier George Soros, whose name has become a dog whistle for conspiracy theories. DeSantis blames Soros for paying to elect district attorneys who don’t follow the law.
Lately, there have been threats against people believed to be on the other side, politically.
Three weeks ago, a powdery substance was found with a threatening letter in a mailroom at the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is prosecuting former President Donald Trump.
More recently, the judge overseeing the trial of Fox News in the defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Machines revealed at a hearing that he has been receiving death threats.