Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis could be on the verge of causing himself a historic and irreparable self-inflicted political wound if he signs into law a controversial legislative measure targeting Free Speech and media outlets.
If he signs this bill, Gov. DeSantis's long-standing conservative and constitutional bona fides could very well be called into question.
The measure, “HB 991 - Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses,” filed by conservative State Rep. Alex Andrade, targets media companies of all sizes and ideological persuasions, and media personalities like some of the very “influencers," including John Cardillo, Benny Johnson, Lisa Boothe, and Dave Rubin, who he surrounds himself with...
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