Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has worked for months to build a reputation as a right-wing totalitarian.

The Republican’s proposal to develop a responsive civilian military force, his demand that GOP lawmakers redraw a legislative map to bolster his political power, and his propensity to punish companies that go against his right-wing rhetoric have all built his mark as an anti-democratic power broker in his party.

Now DeSantis seems to have added another business to his list of enemies. After the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team posted tweets calling for gun safety laws following last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, DeSantis vetoed funding for a new facility that was to be used by the team.

The news was reported exclusively to right-wing blogging site Outkick on Thursday, which said the veto was a response to the Rays’ Twitter posts. DeSantis’ publicist retweeted the article, all but confirming the governor’s motives.

This kind of political targeting is a mainstay of DeSantis’ right-wing vision for Florida. He and other Republican officials are leading a campaign to revoke Disney’s special tax status, which thousands of other entities and organizations receive, as the company spoke out against a homophobic bill DeSantis signed in March. The bill, known to critics as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, bans discussions about non-heterosexual people for students through third grade and potentially bans such lessons for grades higher if not taught in an “age-appropriate” setting. way.

According to ABC News, DeSantis also targeted the Special Olympics. ABC reporter Jay O’Brien reported Friday that DeSantis had threatened the organization with a $27.5 million fine if it required Covid-19 vaccines to attend its games in Orlando.

“We don’t want to fight. We want to play”, the organization wrote in an ad.

There really is no threat he’s too ashamed to make, nor any cause too petty for DeSantis to brutally wield his executive power. The Rays are just the latest in a growing list of organizations that DeSantis has tried to bring under his thumb.