“I’m standing in your way.” These were the words Florida Governor Ron DeSantis used when he was attacked by negative messages coming from Biden’s White House.
Former Vice President Biden’s administration has been focusing on DeSantis lately, claiming Florida holds responsibility for any increase in COVID-19 cases.
On Tuesday, the US President, who had earlier this year fallen up stairs on Air Force One, said “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-19 cases in the entire country. Just two states.”
The elderly President went on to say, “Look, “We need leadership from everyone. And 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.”
When questioned about Biden’s comment, Jen Psaki said, “there are leaders who are not stepping up and are getting in the way of the American people—companies and others—who are trying to save lives and stop the spread of Delta.”
In response to this attack from the White House, DeSantis said Biden had, “imported more virus from around the world by having a wide open southern border. You have hundreds of thousands of people pouring across every month.”
DeSantis went on to say, “Joe Biden suggests that if you don’t do lockdown policies, then you should ‘get out of the way.’ 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.”
DeSantis also said, “If you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small businesses, 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.”