In the high-stakes fight that is threatening to shut down the federal government next month — and tear House Republicans apart — Ron DeSantis is taking sides.
The Florida governor spent about 30 minutes on the phone Wednesday with conservative Reps. Chip Roy of Texas, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Bob Good of Virginia — leaders of the cadre that is pushing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to embrace a shutdown if Democrats won’t agree to hard-right policy demands.
DeSantis’ message, according to a person familiar with the call: “I got your back. Keep fighting.”
The call is the latest signal that DeSantis is working to insert himself into the spending fight on the Hill in a bid to elevate his sta...