During a New Hampshire Republican party fundraiser on Friday evening, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was interrupted.
While DeSantis was speaking, two protesters, both holding banners, are captured on video rushing onto the stage. While the audience booed, the protesters could be heard shouting “Jews against DeSantis.”
Before security and organizers cleared the protesters from the stage, they attempted to display the banners but were unsuccessful.
It muddled messages the flags conveyed.
“You have to add some spice to the speech, right?” While the protesters were being led away, DeSantis made a joke. You have to have some fun.”
The audience burst into applause.
DeSantis responded: "You’ve got to have a little spice in the speech. Right? I mean you’ve got to have a little fun." pic.twitter.com/JSaXrH0hrA
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The Epoch Times connected with DeSantis’ office for remarks.
In a social media post, the group “If Not Now” claimed that the protesters were members of their movement.
If Not Now is “a movement of American Jews organizing our community for equality, justice, and a thriving future for all,” as stated on their website. On the other hand, the group clearly adheres to left-leaning and anti-Israel ideologies.
According to a picture on their website, they took a group picture with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a prominent socialist. The group is depicted holding banners decrying Fox News Network, “white nationalism,” and Israel’s military activities in Gaza in other photographs.
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The governor of the Sunshine State, who is also widely considered to be a candidate for president in 2024, was in Manchester, New Hampshire, for the “2023 Amos Tuck Dinner,” a fundraising event hosted by the New Hampshire Republican Party.
About 500 Republicans attended DeSantis’s inaugural speech in New Hampshire.
Christopher Ager, chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Committee, made the announcement prior to introducing DeSantis that the storied Amos Tuck annual dinner fundraiser raised a record $328,000.
DeSantis won himself a few weighty displays of approval and, surprisingly, a few supporting whistles, particularly when he addressed main points of contention for traditionalists as the developing push in government funded schools for transsexual youngsters.
DeSantis referred to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs as “a Trojan horse for leftist ideology to be imposed on the student body through the guise of the administration,” saying, “It is wrong to tell a second grader that they were born in the wrong body.”
He added, “I think DEI stands for discrimination, exclusion, and indoctrination, as it’s practiced more properly.”
Reuters and Alice Giordano contributed to this report.