DeSantis Spox Teases ‘Major’ Announcement That Will Trigger ‘The Liberal Media Meltdown of the Year’

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will be triggering what his spokeswoman says is the “liberal media meltdown of the year.”

Only one hint came from press secretary Christine Pushaw: Whatever it is that will rock liberals’ world is related to his role as governor, not speculation that he might run for the White House in 2024.

“MAJOR announcement tomorrow morning from @GovRonDeSantis,” she tweeted Wednesday night. “Prepare for the liberal media meltdown of the year. Everyone get some rest tonight.”

Pushaw later said no one had correctly guessed the announcement, which was slated for 10 a.m. ET Thursday.

DeSantis has ruled out a monkeypox state of emergency, according to Spectrum News.

“You see some of these states declaring states of emergency, they’re gonna abuse those emergency powers to restrict your freedom. I guarantee you that’s what’s gonna happen,” the governor said Wednesday.

“I am so sick of politicians, and we saw this with COVID, trying to sow fear into the population,” he said, according to The Hill. “We had people calling, mothers worried about whether their kids could catch it at schools.”

“We are not doing fear,” DeSantis said. “And we are not going to go out and try to rile people up and try to act like people can’t live their lives as they’ve been normally doing because of something.”

Although there was no prize for guessing the right answer, Pushaw’s tweets provoked a number of guesses.


Politico’s Florida Playbook said Attorney General Ashley Moody would accompany DeSantis for the Tampa announcement.

The governor did fire a salvo Wednesday at doctors who perform gender-related surgeries on young children, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.

“One of the things that they are trying to do, is they talk about these very young kids getting gender-affirming care,” he said.

“But they don’t tell you what that is, is they’re actually giving very young girls double mastectomies, DeSantis said. “We’ve stood up and said, both from the health and children wellbeing perspective, you know, you don’t disfigure 10-, 12-, 13-year-old kids based on gender dysphoria.”

“They want to castrate these young boys. That’s wrong,” he said.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.