Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office has rejected an invitation for the governor to appear on “The View.” The View is a television show with hosts who are openly hostile to conservatives and have with vitriol bashed Republicans.
According to Bryan Griffin, deputy press secretary for Gov. DeSantis he said, “@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”
Griffin posted a screenshot of a note in which he rejected the media request.
“Thanks for the invite. I understand that you are sending this request on behalf of your team,” Griffin wrote. “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 consider when deciding if the interview will be a genuine pursuit of the truth? Or worth the time?”
Griffin went on to include several quotes from the show’s hosts, including one in which Joy Behar described DeSantis as “a negligent, homicidal sociopath” who risked people’s lives in order to “appeal to his white supremacist base … and get reelected.” Another one of the quotes highlighted Sunny Hostin calling the governor “Death-Santis” and describing him as “a fascist and a bigot.”
“We will pass on this offer,” Griffin wrote. “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.”