First Disney, now the MLB. Governor Ron DeSantis is done with wokeism and has had enough of companies politicizing events and issues in the Sunshine State.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis intends to veto $35 million dollars earmarked for a new training facility for the MLB team the Tampa Bay Rays. DeSantis is making the move in the wake of a wave of recent anti-gun statements released by the team in response to the events in Uvalde and Buffalo.
“DeSantis plans to veto a $35 million legislation for a Pasco County facility that’s earmarked for the Tampa Bay Rays’ spring training,” OutKick reported. “DeSantis’s decision is in response to the Rays politicizing recent shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde ahead of a matchup with the Yankees in May.”
From The Daily Wire…
The decision comes after the Rays published a statement last week saying that the tragedies “have shaken us to the core.”
“This cannot become normal. We cannot become numb. We cannot look the other way,” the statement said. “We all know, if nothing changes, nothing changes.”
The organization added that it was donating tens of thousands of dollars to far-left anti-Second Amendment organizations.
“The Rays organization stands committed to actionable change and has made a $50,000 commitment to Everytown for Gun Safety’s Support Fund,” the statement said.
“Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in America. Rather than our usual game coverage on social media tonight, we’ve partnered with Everytown to amplify facts about gun violence in America.”
The expected move by DeSantis comes after he signed into law back in April a bill that stripped Walt Disney Co. from being able to govern the land where the Disney World theme park is located.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 2, 2022