. Ron DeSantis Wants His Own State Militia « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to bring back a World War II-era state guard that would “not be encumbered to the federal government” and instead would be answerable to him.

DeSantis made the pitch Thursday as part of a $100 million-plus “military budget” proposal that largely includes Florida’s National Guard. But as part of that budget, DeSantis is seeking $3.5 million to re-establish the Florida State Guard, a force of up to 200 volunteers whom DeSantis said would support the Florida National Guard in “state-specific emergencies”

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