DeSantis may need Biden to rescue $2.5B gambling deal
Ron DeSantis may need help from his number one adversary: President Joe Biden.
The fate of the deal could depend on whether the U.S. Department of Interior, which was responsible for approving the compact, decides to appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, an appointee of former President Donald Trump.
Right now the department isn’t commenting.
DeSantis himself did not know about the decision until asked about it by a reporter at an early morning press conference in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday.
But it puts the governor who routinely rails against Biden and is caught in legal clashes with the administration over vaccine mandates, cruise ships and immigration in a very awkward spot.
Lawyers for the Seminoles also asked that Freidrich’s ruling be placed on hold while they pursue the appeal.