Ron DeSantis claps back at heckler who called him a fascist

"We say gay!" the heckler shouted at the 2024 GOP presidential candidate.

Published: June 3, 2023 10:32am

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis clapped back at a heckler during a campaign event in South Carolina. 

During his speech about parental rights on Friday, one member of the audience shouted, "The right to health care, to their kid’s health care, you’re a f------ fascist,"

"We say gay!" the heckler added. 

After the crowd booed, they then erupted with applause after DeSantis responded with, "Well, thank you. We’re not going to let you impose an agenda on our kids. We’re going to stand up for our kids. We’re going to make sure to do it right."

The heckler was then escorted out, according to Fox News

"Those people like that in Florida are the people we beat every single day on policy," DeSantis added. "We do not let them win. We win all these battles. We're not letting them indoctrinate our kids, not on our watch."

Last month, DeSantis announced his campaign for president. One of the main topics his campaign focuses on is parental rights. 

Other GOP candidates in the 2024 presidential primary include former President Donald Trump, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. 

Candidates expected to announce their candidacy in the coming weeks are former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. 

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