Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not in support of a measure that seeks to use Florida taxpayer funds to cover former President Donald Trump’s legal bills. Insisting that the state taxpayers will not be burdened with the presidential candidate’s legal bills, DeSantis on Monday promised to veto the bill.

The governor commented on a report on the bill on X, writing, “But not the Florida Republican who wields the veto pen…”

The measure, dubbed the Florida Freedom Fighters Fund bill, sought to offer cash to Florida residents who are running for president and are being charged with crimes as victims of political discrimination.

As a Florida native, Trump would have benefitted from the measure, as his status as a presidential candidate facing four criminal prosecutions would give him access to up to $5 million from the state.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ileana Garcia (R-FL) explained the rationale behind the measure, explaining that it would help the state support Floridian presidential candidates amid efforts by the left to steal the election under the guise of prosecution.

As written in a statement, Garcia said, “We’re in the midst of an historic moment where we’re watching an election that’s trying to be stolen by left wing prosecutors, the Biden Administration and even Blue States. They’re not trying to win at the ballot box; they’re trying to keep President Trump off the ballot by weaponizing the courts. Having a Floridian in the White House is good for our state — and anything we can do to support Florida Presidential candidates, like President Trump, will not only benefit our state, but our nation.”

Supporting the bill was Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who said in a statement that supporting Trump is “good from a dollars and cents perspective.”

Garcia has however withdrawn the bill after DeSantis’ indicated that he would veto it.

Announcing that she would be withdrawing the bill in a post to X, she wrote, “My concern was the political weaponization against conservative candidates, and while @JimmyPatronis brought me this bill at a time when all candidates were committing to campaign through the primary, one frontrunner now remains, and he can handle himself.”