Casey DeSantis, the wife of Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, made a significant stride in her husband’s political campaign by launching the national version of “Mamas for DeSantis” in Iowa. The state, known for its influential role in the presidential primaries, will kick off the 2024 presidential season with the Iowa caucuses. Casey had previously launched the statewide version of “Mamas for DeSantis” in 2022, garnering an impressive 1.1 million mothers’ support for her husband’s successful re-election as governor.
Addressing Iowa voters at a public event, Casey DeSantis passionately defended mothers and children, vowing to protect them from policies that could potentially harm their well-being. She expressed her determination, stating, “It’s one thing when your policies come out after us: the mamas. It’s another thing when they come after our children. And that’s when the claws come out.”
During her appearance, Casey engaged in a public exchange with Iowa Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, both emphasizing their commitment to making a real impact and getting things done. Referring to her personal experience, DeSantis discussed her battle with breast cancer, sharing the difficult journey she had overcome. She expressed gratitude for her husband’s unwavering support, recounting how he held her hand through each grueling chemotherapy appointment, highlighting the governor’s compassionate nature and devotion.
Drawing attention to the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Casey DeSantis voiced concerns shared by parents nationwide. She emphasized the importance of parental choice in education and criticized the excessive government interference that had disrupted children’s schooling during the crisis. DeSantis asserted that parents should have the right to decide the best education for their children, with the government stepping aside and allowing families to make informed choices.
Highlighting her husband’s efforts to empower parents in Florida, Casey DeSantis credited the parental empowerment revolution to the pandemic, which exposed some controversial aspects of education. She denounced the sexualized curriculum that was being forced upon young children and commended her husband’s initiative to enable parents to review school curricula. If schools failed to provide timely information to parents, the DeSantis administration ensured that parents had the right to take legal action.
Furthermore, DeSantis addressed the issue of “wokeness” and the eradication of discrimination in Florida. She proudly stated that the state was not participating in what she referred to as the “woke Olympics” and emphasized the absence of discrimination based on pronoun usage.
Casey DeSantis’s solo appearance in Iowa marked an important step in Governor Ron DeSantis’s campaign for the presidency. Her focus on protecting mothers, children, and parental rights resonated with conservative voters, positioning the DeSantis campaign as a champion of family values and individual freedoms. With her passionate appeal and personal experiences, Casey DeSantis aimed to rally support and secure a strong start for her husband’s bid for the presidency in the crucial state of Iowa.
We will not allow you to exploit the innocence of our children to advance your agenda.
When you come after our kids, we fight back.
We are no longer silent.
We are united.
We are Mamas for DeSantis.
…and we will elect @RonDeSantis President of the United States.
Join our… pic.twitter.com/jo6HUATaVa
— Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) July 6, 2023