Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisDeSantis officially asks Trump to rely on Space Command in Florida. The Secretary of State of Florida, resigned, apologizes for the photos taken with black face. The Hill & # 39; s Morning Report: Trump complicates border wall negotiations MORE (R) sent a letter to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump offers Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at MJ. McCabe says: "It's possible" Trump is an asset for Russia McCabe: Trump "undermines the role of law enforcement" Tuesday, calling for the United States Space Command to be based in Florida.
DeSantis praised the Sunshine State's links with military and space travel, suggesting that its existing relationship would make Florida an ideal place for command command.
"As the most military-friendly state in the country and endowed with a thriving aerospace industry, Florida is the perfect venue for USSPACECOM. In addition to an existing infrastructure and a highly skilled workforce, Florida has lasting relationships with the Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "he wrote. .
US Central Command and US Special Operations Command are already based in Florida, as are the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Base.
"As the first gateway to space in the world, Florida has been the starting point for more freighters and men in the space than ever before. any other place in the world. So I think our state is the logical choice to base this new order. In addition to my request to the President, I have also asked Space Florida to prioritize the search and securing of this new headquarters here in Florida, "DeSantis added in a follow-up statement.
A White House spokesman said in a statement: "We appreciate the letter from Governor DeSantis that highlights the proud legacy of Florida, a leader in space exploration."
DeSantis was elected governor last fall after Trump supported him in a GOP primary and campaigned for him in the general election. The former congressman, who frequently offered his support to Trump during his appearances on the cable channels, was originally perceived as a GOP primary school outsider, but won with 39, help from the president.
In December, Trump asked the Pentagon to create Space Command to lay the groundwork for his Space Force project. Vice President Pence announced his creation at the Kennedy Space Center.
The creation of the space command, which previously existed under the Air Force, as a unified command of combatants, brought together the spatial elements of each military branch under one roof.
Trump signed a directive on Tuesday to establish the Space Force as a new branch of the army, although he intends to keep it within the army of the United States. 39; air. The Pentagon will now draft a bill to obtain congressional approval and funding.