DeSantis pivots on Trump indictment news
Why it matters: DeSantis also tried to distance himself from another potential Trump indictment and said during an interview with CNN that "this country needs to have a debate about the country's future."
- "I don't think it serves us good to have a presidential election focused on what happened four years ago, in January, and so I want to focus on looking forward, I don't want to look back," DeSantis said.
- Echoing the sentiment of some of his Republican colleagues, DeSantis also railed against what he said was the weaponization of the Department of Justice.
- "This country is going down the road of criminalizing political differences," DeSantis said.
The Florida governor during a campaign stop earlier on Tuesday said that Trump "should have come out more forcefully" on Jan. 6.
Zoom out: Trump said on Truth Social on Tuesday that he received a letter from special counsel Jack Smith informing him that he is a target of the grand jury investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
- Trump said that has four days to "report to the grand jury, which almost always means an arrest and indictment," he wrote.
Go deeper: DeSantis hits reset button