Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference at PortMiami on April 08, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., saying his state would not “let the mob win the day,” on Monday signed into law a bill aimed at cracking down on violent protests.
DeSantis, who has emerged as a strong early contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, announced the signing of HB 1 during a morning press conference at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Winter Haven, Fla.
“It is the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country. There’s just nothing even close,” DeSantis said while surrounded by lawmakers and law enforcement officials.