Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis tore President Joe Biden to pieces after Biden claimed the governor was “standing in his way” on Covid as DeSantis refuses tyrannical mandates and lockdowns.
The failing Biden administration attempted to deflect blame for their horrendous handling of a new surge of Covid cases, by attacking Texas Gov Greg Abbott along with DeSantis, and the Florida governor is simply not having it.
“So I think the question is, we can either have a free society, or we can have a biomedical security state,” DeSantis said. “And I can tell you, Florida, we’re a free state, people are going to be free to choose, to make their own decisions about themselves, about their families, about their kid’s education, and about putting food on the table.”
“And Joe Biden suggests that if you don’t do lockdown policies, then you should quote, ‘get out of the way,’” DeSantis continued. “But let me tell you this, if you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way, I’m not going to let you get away with it.”
“If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in person education, I’m gonna stand in your way and I’m gonna stand up for the kids in Florida,” DeSantis continued. “If you’re trying to restrict people, impose mandates, if you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small business, if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way and I’m standing for the people of Florida.”
“So why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure?” DeSantis added. “And until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you. Thank you.”
President Biden in his initial desperate attack on the two governors ranted that they “aren’t willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic” and if they “aren’t going to help, at least get out of the way. … Use your power to save lives.”
Contrary to what Biden and his administration would have you believe, Florida and Texas are far down the list when it comes to Covid death rates.
As Statista reported on Wednesday, the states with leading death rates from COVID-19 are led by Democratic governors: New Jersey and New York. Texas ranked 25thout of 50 states; Florida ranked 26th.
Per 100,00 people, New Jersey had 300 people who had died; New York had 276. Texas had 184; Florida had 182.
Florida has a larger percentage of elderly people than New York, and the elderly population is the most susceptible to the virus. Statista reported, “In 2019, there were 4.5 million adults aged 65 and older living in Florida, out of a total population of 21.5 million.” That amounts to 21% of the population. New York had 3.3 million adults aged 65 and older out of a population of 19.5 million, a percentage of 17%.
Biden stated, “The escalation of cases is particularly concentrated in states with low vaccination rates. Just two states, Florida and Texas, account for one-third of all new COVID cases in the entire country. Just two states. Look, we need leadership from everyone. If some governors aren’t willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic, then they should allow businesses and universities who want to do the right thing to be able to do it. I say to these governors: Please help, but if you aren’t going to help, at least get out of the way of the people who are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives.”
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also attacked DeSantis by using false claims, “There are steps and precautions that can be taken, including encouraging people to get vaccinated, encouraging people to wear masks, including allowing schools to mandate masks and allowing kids to wear masks, which is not the current state of play in Florida.”
DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw fired back, “By dismissively ignoring Governor DeSantis’ efforts to protect vulnerable Floridians, Psaki is the one playing politics with the pandemic.”
Author: Dave Carmen
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