DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rep. Ron DeSantis didn't face any backlash from his GOP supporters tonight for opposing Trumpcare. Instead, some audience members at a constituent event said the Freedom Caucus member helped avoid making Obamacare's problems worse. And he barely heard anything from Obamacare's supporters.
It was a lot tamer than the town hall events where other Republicans have gotten hammered over health care. The event was structured differently than a typical town hall — a moderator interviewed DeSantis, then the congressman took questions — and the setup minimized conflict. No signs were allowed, and many people showed up wearing DeSantis or Trump gear.