Ron DeSantis Remarks Interrupted By Protesters

Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On April 14, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ speech at the New Hampshire GOP’s annual fundraising dinner was disrupted by two protesters who accused DeSantis of being antisemitic.

The protesters were specifically chanting “Jews Against DeSantis” and even managed to reach the podium during the sold-out event. They were then removed by security.

Regarding the incident, DeSantis chose to make joke by stating that they needed to add “a little spice in the speech” and that they needed to have “a little fun.” Following these remarks, there were cheers and applause across the room. All guests at the event had to pass through a security sweep before being allowed to enter the ballroom where the fundraiser was being held.

New Hampshire party chairman Chris Ager spoke to Fox News on that day, saying that they expected the fundraising dinner to bring in around a quarter of a million, which Ager claimed would be a record. There were more than 500 people in the audience and that they’d had to end ticket sales after reaching 520 people.

This was reportedly DeSantis’ first visit to New Hampshire of the year. The state is particularly important as it is where the first primary and second overall presidential race for the Republican Party. DeSantis has already visited Iowa, where the caucuses starting off the Republican schedule are Nevada, where the fourth race is held and he is scheduled to visit South Carolina, the third primary state next week.

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