Jun 28, 2023 / 03:59 PM CDT
Jun 28, 2023 / 04:42 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis suggested that he would eliminate a number of government agencies during an interview on Wednesday.
Are you in favor of eliminating any agencies? I know conservatives in the past have talked about closing the Department of Education, would you do that? Fox Newss Martha MacCallum asked the Florida governor on The Story.
DeSantis responded with a list of federal departments he would eliminate: We would do Education, we would do Commerce, wed do Energy, and we would do IRS.
And so if Congress will work with me on doing that, well be able to reduce the size and scope of government, he added.
But what Im also going to do, Martha, is be prepared if Congress wont go that far, Im going to use those agencies to push back against woke ideology and against the leftism that we see creeping into all institutions of American life, he said.
Last month, the Florida governor voiced support for defunding the IRS during an interview with conservative radio host Dana Loesch.
So, the answers yes, he said. I think the IRS is a corrupt organization and I think its not a friend to the average citizen or taxpayer. And so we need something totally different.
Ive supported all of the single-rate proposals, I think they would be a huge improvement over the current system and I would be welcoming to take this tax system, chuck it out the window and do something thats more favorable to the average folks, he added.
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