Former Vice President Mike Pence sounded off on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, calling him guilty of abandoning the pillar of limited government on which the Republican Party stands.
Pence said DeSantis did not act as someone who would have a "conservative limited government."
Host of CNBC’s Squawk Box, Andrew Ross Sorkin, said, "What do you think of DeSantis did with Disney in Florida? There’s two ways to look at it. One is to say Disney spoke out on a political or social issue, but then clearly, there was retribution political against them. I think it’s empirical what happened. He said as much when he did it. So people talk about cancel culture. Some people say, well, you know, they’re canceling on one side. The other side says DeSantis used his political power to cancel them."
After Sorkin essentially said DeSantis is guilty of cancel culture, Pence answered the question.
Pence said, "I would say two things, number one, I fully supported Florida’s initiative to protect kids and protect parental rights. I was just in Iowa last week where there’s literally a school, the Linn-Mar Community School, that will allow a student to get a transition plan without parental at notice or approval. I fully support what Florida did about protecting kids under the third grade."
Then Pence spoke up about DeSantis' decision to drop the hammer on Disney.
"But Look, Disney stepped into the fray, they lost," Pence said. "But the idea of going after the taxing authority, you know, that was beyond the scope of what I, as a conservative, limited-government Republican would be prepared to do."