Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has told Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, and the rest of ABC News’s “The View” to beat it after the show asked him to appear as a guest.
Gov. DeSantis’s deputy press secretary Bryan Griffin shared the governor’s official response to the offer.
DeSantis’s office responded with a scathing reply to the invite that lays out why “we will pass on this offer.”
“Thanks for the invite,” the response from DeSantis says.
“I understand that you are sending this request on behalf of your team.
“But are the hosts of the View really interested in hearing from Governor DeSantis about all of the important work he is doing on behalf of Floridians to protect their health and livelihoods, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?”
“Which of the below statements from the hosts of the View do you recommend our team considers when deciding if the interview will be a genuine pursuit of truth?
“Joy Bahar August 2021: ‘You’re just short of calling DeSantis a negligent homicidal sociopath because that’s what he is what is he doing he’s risking the lives of children, children’s parents their grandparents anyone they may come in contact with so he can appeal to his white supremacist base, so he can continue his career and get re-elected.’
“Sunny Houston June 2022: ‘Death-Santis, I think he’s a fascist and a bigot.’
“Anna Navarro April 2022: ‘Anti-black, it’s anti-gay, it’s anti-LGBTQ community, and for some reason, the Republican base responds to it. It’s anti-American. It’s what happens in Venezuela. It’s what happens in Nicaragua.’
“We will pass on this offer,” he said.
“Also please note- we don’t coordinate appearances or events of a political nature from the official office.
“Our role is to serve the people of Florida.”
Here's our response to @TheView: pic.twitter.com/dyLNl9qexH
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) August 2, 2022