DeSantis Sworn In to Start Second Term
Gov. Ron DeSantis was sworn in Tuesday morning on the steps of the Old Capitol to formally start his second term.
As he gave an inauguration speech, DeSantis said “freedom lives here in our great Sunshine State of Florida,” one of his major themes.
The Free State of Florida: Governor DeSantis Inauguration 2023 https://t.co/wuVXdA7OSt
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 3, 2023
A crowd of supporters fanned out in front of the historic building as DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and new Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson took their oaths of office.
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Muniz administered the oath to DeSantis, who placed his hand on a Bible held by First Lady Casey DeSantis. DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist in the Nov. 8 election by nearly 20 percentage points, as Republicans swept races for state offices. He is widely viewed as a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate.
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