Attorney John Morgan has hinted at a potential gubernatorial run as an Independent, responding to Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent remarks on the minimum wage issue. Morgan’s tweet, a blend of sarcasm and political critique, emphasizes a growing scrutiny of DeSantis’ shifting positions on the matter.
The focal point of Morgan’s reaction is an article showcasing Governor DeSantis’ current stance on minimum wage policies, notably during a visit to Iowa. DeSantis, now seemingly aligning himself with Florida’s move towards a $15 minimum wage by 2026, has drawn attention for his previous opposition to the same measure.
This change in DeSantis’ rhetoric is stark. Previously, as Florida voters contemplated the constitutional amendment for wage increase, DeSantis was a vocal critic. He expressed concerns over the amendment’s potential negative impacts, particularly on the restaurant industry, cautioning against what he described as “big upheavals.”
However, in Iowa, DeSantis painted a different picture. He lauded the state’s economic performance and attributed wage growth to policies like E-Verify and a legal workforce, subtly distancing himself from the constitutional amendment he once opposed. This reframing of his position, now portraying it as a contributing factor to Florida’s economic success, has drawn criticism for its inconsistency.