Source: Samuel Mangold-Lenett

On Friday, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said that if Stacey Abrams wins Georgia’s upcoming gubernatorial election it could cause a “cold war” between the two states.

“If Stacey Abrams is elected governor of Georgia, I just want to be honest, that will be a cold war between Florida and Georgia,” DeSantis said during a press conference, Fox News reported.

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“I can’t have Castro to my south and Abrams to my north, that would be a disaster,” DeSantis added. “So, I hope you guys take care of that and we’ll end up in good shape.”

Fox News reported that a spokesperson for DeSantis’s office said, “The governor was simply making an analogy to the stark ideological differences that underpinned the Cold War. If Stacey Abrams wins the governorship of Georgia, we know that her approach to leadership will involve more heavy-handed government, taxes, and bureaucrat influence.”

“In Florida, Governor DeSantis will continue to keep Florida free and put citizens first,” the spokesperson added.