Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said he supported U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-Auburn) hold on military promotions during Saturday's Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Town Hall.

DeSantis, who trails former President Donald Trump in his bid for the GOP nod in nearly all polling, called the Department of Defense's policy on abortion, which he deemed "abortion terrorism," "outside the law."

"Yes," DeSantis said. "I support what he's doing. First of all, what the Defense Department is doing is outside the law. They are breaking, violating the law by funding abortion tourism with tax dollars, and so when agencies do that, the Congress has to stand up and push back against it."

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