DeSantis's rut. D.C. didn't help.

The Florida governor's moment of glory was ruined by a rival's onslaught of endorsements from Donald Trump.

Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, places a premium on authority. DeSantis, a potential presidential candidate, has completely lost it.

On Tuesday, he traveled to Washington to show strength with the establishment before even entering the district.

Several members of his state's congressional delegation supported former President Donald Trump's White House comeback.

It was the latest sign that Republicans who don't want Trump as their 2024 nominee are losing interest in a candidate.

Three Florida Republicans joined four colleagues in endorsing Trump this week: Monday night on Newsmax, Rep. Greg Steube endorsed the former president.

Rep. Brian Mast told CNN he would support Trump and John Rutherford tweeted his support Tuesday afternoon. POLITICO confirmed his support later.

In another slight, Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden said Tuesday he had a "positive meeting" with DeSantis but still supports Trump.