DeSantis takes shot at Trump for Stormy Daniels' payoff after saying he won't block extradition
Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at a Turning Point USA event in Tampa, Florida. (Gage Skidmore)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis served notice on Monday morning that he won't use his powers to block the extradition of Donald Trump to New York if the former president balks at turning himself in following an expected indictment.

Previous reports have indicated that a Manhattan grand jury will hand District Attorney Alvin Bragg an indictment related to the former president's part in paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

Attorneys for the former president have indicated that he would willingly turn himself in for finger-printing and an arraignment, but there are worries the unpredictable Trump would balk at being processed, with the New York Times' Maggie Haberman reporting that Trump is "very anxious" about what he would have to go through.

Should that be the case, Bragg will have to ask Florida to extradite Trump to New York, and DeSantis -- presumed to be the former president's chief rival for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination -- would need to sign off on it.

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According to Zac Anderson of the Herald Tribune, DeSantis won't intercede, telling reporters, "We’re not going to be involved in it in anyway” after criticizing the Manhattan D.A.

DeSantis also took a shot at his GOP rival, telling reporters, "I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over an alleged affair. I can’t speak to that.”