Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has had enough of the legacy media’s outright war against conservatives. The breaking point comes after a Washington Post article accused his press secretary Christina Pushaw of potentially violating the Foreign Agents Registration (FARA) Act.
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“I am not deterred by any smear piece by these legacy media outlets. The only reason they’re attacking her is because she does a great job and she’s very effective at calling out their lies and their phony narratives,” he said.
He continued, “Whenever they’re smearing somebody, you know that person is over the target and they’re scared of them. I would be much more concerned with my press secretary if the Washington Post was writing puff pieces about her. Then I would think something was wrong.”
Pushaw’s attorney Michael Sherwin said in a statement, “Ms. Pushaw did volunteer work helping to advocate for former Georgian President Miikheil Saakashvili, a close ally of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and the need for free elections and democratic institutions in Georgia where she was living at the time.”
“She was then paid for some of that work, totaling $25,000 over two years, which covered some of her living expenses. Her efforts included writing op-eds, reaching out to supporters and officials, and advocating on his behalf in Georgia and in the United States,” Sherwin explained.
DeSantis also called out the media for continually publishing hit pieces against his administration.
“I think what we need to understand is that these legacy D.C. and New York outlets – we don’t care what you think anymore. We know you peddle narratives. We know you lie. We know you don’t care about the facts. And so you can try to smear me or anyone in my administration all you want to. All that’s going to do is embolden us to continue moving forward for the people in Florida,” DeSantis said.
Pushaw’s work in Georgia ended in 2020, months before she accepted a position with DeSantis. The Florida press secretary was recently made aware by the Justice Department that her work likely required FARA registration, she then sought to retroactively register her file.