Jewish protestors rush stage to interrupt DeSantis speech
The protesters held up signs that read "Jews Against DeSantis."
On Friday, two protestors seized the stage at the New Hampshire Republican Party's Amos Tuck Dinner in Manchester, disrupting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' address and waving a placard that said "Jews Against DeSantis" before being carried away by security.
Two women are seen yelling“Jews against DeSantis! Jews against DeSantis!”
While security was in the process of removing the women off stage, DeSantis said "You gotta have a little spice in the speech right?"
“Why would you want to pay for the ticket to get in just to do that? " He asked. "I don’t know, but different strokes for different folks."
IfNotNow, an organization against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, said the two protesters were members: “We’re making clear that DeSantis is an antisemite whose actions and policies both support Israeli apartheid and put Jews in danger,” the organization wrote.
BREAKING: IfNotNow members are confronting Ron DeSantis at a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire this evening.— IfNotNow🔥 (@IfNotNowOrg) April 14, 2023
We’re making clear that DeSantis is an antisemite whose actions and policies both support Israeli apartheid and put Jews in danger. THREAD pic.twitter.com/SwCUuCAtMb
The governor of Florida was listed as a special guest at the annual event, which was hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester.
Protesters outside the hotel were also waving Donald Trump signs and protesting DeSantis.
On Thursday night, he signed a contentious abortion measure into law, making the practice illegal beyond six weeks.
DeSantis' travel to Florida is the latest in a string of out-of-state appearances as he prepares to launch an expected presidential campaign.
After the Florida legislative session concludes in May, DeSantis is anticipated to launch his presidential bid.
According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos survey, former President Donald Trump now has a large advantage over DeSantis. Around 48% of self-described Republicans want Trump to be their party's presidential nominee, while only 19% support DeSantis, an 11% dip from last month.