A day after President Joe Biden told Texas and Florida governors to “get out of the way,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis fired back: “So why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you.”
Biden Took Shots At DeSantis and Abbott
A day earlier, Biden took a jab at the governors of Florida and Texas, Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott. He said that “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,” Biden added as a parting shot to the governors.
DeSantis Tells Biden: “Why Don’t You Do Your Job?’
The Florida governor didn’t take Biden’s jabs lying down. He issued a televised statement telling Biden to back off. He also emphasized that if Biden wants to come after the rights of Florida citizens, he’s not going to get out of the way. The entire reply took less than five minutes, but it contained a lifetime’s worth of rebukes.
“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 going to stand in your way, and I’m going to stand up for the kids in Florida.
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? And until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you,” DeSantis added.
Biden Imported More Virus
Apart from asking him to “do your job” DeSantis also took issue with Biden over a number of issues. He reminded the President of his earlier campaign promise to shut down the virus. Instead, DeSantis said Biden imported more of the virus given his lax immigration policies. He also mentioned that a Biden administration official advised parents to wear masks at home and children are present. He said that this is an insane notion that won’t help with anything.
DeSantis also said that Biden mistakenly believes that the government can mandate vaccination. The Florida governor believes that parents should ultimately make the decision about it. Finally, DeSantis pointed out the hypocrisy of the Biden administration. Biden wants Americans to produce proof of vaccinations to go to the gym or attend a concert. However, the same administration finds it too much of a burden to show a picture ID before you vote in elections.
Conservatives Cheer On DeSantis
Conservatives reacted to DeSantis’ fiery reply positively. Steve Cortes of Newsmax even gave the Florida governor a new name: Governor Beast Mode. In his tweet, Cortes said: “This is the way. Governor Beast Mode, fighting for the citizens who elected him. A LOT of squish Republican governors around America could learn from Ron…”
Fox News’ Lisa Boothe also supported DeSantis’ fiery speech. She referred to the governor as “one of the only good ones” then attached his video statement. Meanwhile, editor-publisher Roger Kimball also hailed the GOP stalwart. He tagged DeSantis with the message: “The great governor of Florida @GovRonDeSantis is a hero.”
Watch the Fox 13 Tampa Bay News video where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasts Biden: “I am standing in your way”
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