Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a town hall in the Villages that will be broadcast on Newsmax at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The conservative network announced the exclusive town hall, titled “Leading to Liberty,” on Monday. slating it for 6 p.m. The event will also include former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith, who co-host the network’s Spicer and Co. program.
“Gov. DeSantis has proved his resolve and confounded his skeptics over the past year, leading his state to excellence in fostering a thriving economy, rolling out the COVID vaccine, and guarding religious liberty,” Spicer said. “This town hall will give Newsmax viewers deeper insight into the reasons why DeSantis is a true governor of the people.”
It’s unclear what the substance of the town hall will be or whether there will be any ideological diversity among the attendees.
The framing of the announcement plays into the DeSantis administration’s narrative that Florida has been leading the way in both responding to and recovering from the pandemic.