Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has no desire to appear on ABC’s woke talk show “The View,” and made it very clear in a scathing letter from his team.
On Monday, DeSantis’ deputy press secretary Bryan Griffin tweeted that “The View” requested that the Florida governor make a guest appearance on the show, and they “would be honored” to host him.
In the same tweet, he shared a segment where the liberal talking heads bashed “the stupidity of the Republicans” for overplaying their hands by being “too extreme on abortion” and gay rights, then going after DeSantis himself.
“What we’re seeing in Florida, I cannot even comprehend,” began co-host Ana Navaro. “This is a state where we have a housing crisis, this is a state where we have an insurance crisis, this is a state where we have a housing crisis. And instead Ron DeSantis is focusing on drag queens.”
.@TheView emailed our office on Friday asking for us to arrange an appearance from Governor DeSantis on the show. "We would be honored," they wrote.
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) August 1, 2022
Griffin posted a smug rejection letter to the show in a follow-up tweet. “Are the hosts of the View really interested in hearing from Gov. DeSantis about all the important work he is doing on behalf of Floridians to protect their health and livelihood, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?” he wrote.
Which of the below statements from the hosts of “The View” do you recommend our team consider when deciding if the interview will be a genuine pursuit of the truth? Or worth the time?” Griffin continued.
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) August 2, 2022
He cited the several instances where the show’s co-hosts took jabs at the governor’s policies, and directly at DeSantis himself. Joy Behar called him “a negligent, homicidal sociopath, because that’s what he is,” in August of last year.
“Death-Santis,” Sunny Hostin coined in June. “I think he’s a fascist and a bigot.”
In conclusion, Griffin said the Governor’s office passed on the offer. “We don’t coordinate appearances or events of a political nature from the official office,” he wrote. “Our role is to serve the people of Florida.