DNC Statement on Ron DeSantis Campaigning for Adam Laxalt in Nevada

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to campaign for Nevada Senate candidate and MAGA extremist Adam Laxalt. DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement: 

“It is surely a choice for Adam Laxalt to campaign alongside one of the most extreme, divisive, partisan governors in the country. Ron DeSantis is jeopardizing the well-being of his constituents by signing legislation that could force people seeking an abortion into dangerous situations and prioritizing culture wars that could raise taxes while ignoring the issues that really matter to working Floridians. By standing shoulder to shoulder with DeSantis, Laxalt is making clear he’s an extreme MAGA Republican who shares the same dangerous agenda, which Nevadans simply cannot afford.”

Is this the agenda Adam Laxalt stands for?

On reproductive health care, Governor Ron DeSantis has joined Republican extremists across the country in their crusade against abortion rights. 

  • Just this month, Ron DeSantis signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country – a 15-week ban with no exceptions for rape, incest, or human trafficking. 
  • Under the law DeSantis signed, the only exemption for an abortion after 15 weeks would be allowed if two physicians confirm in writing “serious risk” to the mother or a fatal fetal abnormality. 

Now, Ron DeSantis is prioritizing culture wars and risking higher taxes for his constituents instead of delivering results. 

  • Governor DeSantis’ latest legislation could cost Floridians about $1 billion and lead to higher taxes on hundreds of thousands of Floridians. 
  • In April, DeSantis’s administration began sending more than $600 million in tax refunds to Florida’s biggest, most profitable businesses amid Florida facing an affordable housing crisis And cuts to state hospitals – none of the money went toward the state’s smaller businesses.
  • DeSantis signed into law a restriction on the discussion of anything related to LGBTQ+ issues or people for those in kindergarten through third grade, with language allowing for restrictions on such teaching in higher grade levels.