Bryan Griffin announced that he is stepping down from his role as press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The announcement comes amid widespread anticipation that the Sunshine State’s GOP governor may soon launch a 2024 White House bid.
Fox News Digital has reported that Griffin is stepping down to instead serve as press secretary for DeSantis’ political operation.
“All of these things that Governor DeSantis has accomplished in Florida can be replicated nationwide. However, our nation is currently burdened with historic challenges,” Griffin wrote. “The challenges can be overcome, and America is worth the fight. I believe that Governor DeSantis is the only leader who can see us to victory at this critical moment in American history. Because of this, I am stepping away from this role to pursue other avenues of helping to deliver the governor’s success to our country. If I can be even a small part of the revival and restoration of our great nation, then I am prepared to give it my all.”
Griffin described DeSantis as “a true and principled conservative” who “ensures that the people around him understand and personally hold the principles and values he leads by,” which “ensures the success of his objectives.”
If DeSantis does throw his hat into the ring during the Republican presidential primary, he will be going up against former President Donald Trump and multiple other figures who have already announced presidential bids.
Trump, who has been taking shots at DeSantis, has referred to him as “DeSanctimonious” and “DeSanctus.” Trump has suggested that the governor “needs a personality transplant.”
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