This exemption “undermines the credibility of his crusade”, Ramaswamy said.
DeSantis’ battle with Disney began after Republicans in Florida passed a bill to limit discussion of sexual orientation and gender in schools, known colloquially as the “Don’t Say Gay” law. “.
The Republican governor has stepped up his attacks on the company in recent weeks, again stripping Disney of its self-government status (after being earlier foiled by Disney lawyers) and suggesting, apparently jokingly, that the builds prison near Florida theme park. Disney sued, claiming he was being discriminated against because of his political speech.
Ramaswamy joins a growing list of Republicans who have criticized DeSantis’ crusade, including GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who said the Florida governor “is absolutely destroyed by Disney.”
On Saturday, President Joe Biden stepped in with his own dig at Disney’s battle of DeSantis: “I had a lot of Ron DeSantis jokes ready, but Mickey Mouse beat me to death and tackled them first,” said joked Biden during his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.