‘You gotta have a little spice,’ Ron DeSantis shrugged off two women who rushed him on stage in protest during his speech in New Hampshire
- Two women ran into Ron DeSantis during a speech he was giving in New Hampshire
- They Shouted “Jews Against DeSantis”
- DeSantis is receiving national attention amid speculation that he will run for president
Two protesters rushed to the stage Friday night when Ron DeSantis was addressing a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party.
The Florida governor looked stunned as the two young women took to the stage and began holding up a banner.
They shouted “Jews against DeSantis.”
Several security guards ran to the podium to remove them, pulling them back as the governor resumed his remarks.
DeSantis brushed it off, saying, “You’ve got to have a little spice in the speech, right?”
Security pulls two women from the stage after they run down Ron DeSantis
“You have to have a little fun,” he continued.
He added that he didn’t know why people would pay the ticket price to pull such a move — tickets were $150 each — but added, “different strikes for different people.”
The crowd cheered him.
Protesters outside the venue in Manchester were waving Donald Trump signs ahead of the governor’s remarks.
DeSantis has garnered national attention amid speculation that he will run for president next year.
New Hampshire is one of the few states where DeSantis leads Trump in opinion polls in the 2024 presidential race. However, the former president has seen his numbers rebound, as he faces a New York court date on charges linked to a cash payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
The Florida governor has yet to formally announce his candidacy for president in 2024. But he’s on a book tour that many see as a precursor to such a campaign. It has taken him to important early election states like Iowa, Michigan, and New Hampshire.
DeSantis heads to South Carolina next week — another important stop in the GOP primary process.
Ron DeSantis was addressing a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party
The protesters were quickly removed
DeSantis has headlined the most successful GOP fundraiser in its history, according to New Hampshire GOP Chairman Chris Ager.
“We raised over $382,000,” Ager said at the Amos Tuck dinner. “The biggest ever.”
The auditorium was filled with just over 500 people, according to the party tally.
Tickets retail for $150 a pop or $500 for a VIP ticket. DeSantis joined a VIP reception before his speech to pose for pictures with the high-profile donors.
The diner is named after Amos Tuck, who is considered by many to have founded the Republican Party in the 1850s in Exeter, New Hampshire.