DeSantis more likely to ‘double down’ than pivot as he enters presidential race

May 20, 2023

Yet the Florida Republican did not waver — a demonstration, Massie says, of how DeSantis responds to critics when his plans come under fire. READ MORE: DeSantis’ 2024 supporters worry he’s launching too lateBut a pivot, according to longtime DeSantis watchers like Massie, isn’t coming anytime soon. It’s been a successful formula for him.”Massie said he wasn’t surprised that DeSantis has continued to pursue his dispute with Disney. “No one could mistake my campaign position,” DeSantis said at a press conference earlier this month. The description was absent from DeSantis’ remarks a week later, when Trump was arraigned.