DeSantis, Trump, and the First Step Act

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Earlier this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) made news by criticizing Donald Trump’s stance on criminal justice and claimed that if elected president, he would seek the repeal of Trump’s First Step Act (FSA). DeSantis characterized the FSA as a “jailbreak bill.” If someone were to ask me about DeSantis’ prospects of being elected president a few months ago, I would have argued that he is a much more effective version of Donald Trump. However, the more he speaks, it becomes abundantly clear that he does not quite grasp what made Trump popular and took him to the White House.