Gov. Ron DeSantis comments on Congress: “It’s not the best place in the world right now”

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At a groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Augustine Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday expressed his views on Congress.

During his brief speech, he noted his pledge for the military and veterans.

But then he moved on to discuss Congress — DeSantis earlier served in the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming governor.

“It’s not the best place in the world right now, it hasn’t been for some time,” DeSantis said before a crowd in St. Augustine.

“One of the things I think is really, really important for a guy like me… was to be able to make headway on behalf of our military and on behalf of our veterans.”

On Friday, DeSantis joined several other local officials at the 11 a.m. ceremony.

The new facility will be located in St. Johns County. The completion date of the facility is scheduled for 2020, according to the St. Augustine Record.