Rival campaign of Trump: Casey DeSantis faces criticism for inviting outsiders to Caucus in Iowa
By TOI Desk Report December 10, 2023 Update on : December 10, 2023
Casey DeSantis, the current first lady of Florida as the wife of Gov. Ron DeSantis, has drawn criticism over her comments calling for out-of-state “moms and grandmoms” to participate in the Iowa caucus.
DeSantis, an American former news journalist and television show host, on Saturday, came up with remarks from the rival campaign of former US President Donald Trump for searching to recruit out-of-state supporters to join in the nation’s first Republican nominating contest.
The reaction came a day after DeSantis urged supporters from elsewhere to “descend upon the state of Iowa to be a part of the caucus” during a Fox News appearance with her husband.
While addressing mothers and grandmothers, Ms. DeSantis, a key player in her husband’s campaign, said they do not have to be a resident of Iowa to be able to participate in the caucus, which will be held on January 15 the next year.
According to the Republican Party of Iowa, the call to action contradicts caucus rules, but hours later, non-residents were barred from attending an electoral caucus.
The party wrote on the social media platform X, saying they should remember that they must be a legal resident of Iowa.
Meanwhile, former US president Trump’s campaign on Saturday blasted DeSantis for spreading misinformation about the caucuses.
It indicated that the action was a part of a larger plan to influence the state’s outcome, where polls indicate that Republican front-runner Donald Trump leads by a significant margin.
Condemning dirty and illegal tactics of DeSantises’ campaign strongly, the Trump campaign in a statement pleads all of its supporters to be aware of the DeSantises’ publicly disclosed plan to rig the caucuses.
Andrew Romeo, a spokesman for the DeSantis campaign, in an email, drew attention to comments made by DeSantis, where Andrew attempts to clarify her earlier remarks.