- The Florida governor tore into Biden, angrily asking him: ‘Why don’t you do your job?’
- Ron DeSantis spoke a day after the president called out Florida and Texas for resisting mask mandates
- Biden noted they account for a third of the nation’s new infections and asked governors to to ‘get out of the way’ of restrictions
- DeSantis responded by pointing to the border crisis and linking it to vaccines
- He said Biden ‘imported the virus from around the world’ and is spreading it with migrant movements
- He accused Biden of fostering a ‘biomedical security state’ by supporting companies and agencies that demand proof of vaccination
- Florida leads the nation’s most recent spike in cases with 11,515 hospitalized in one day on Tuesday – a new record
Published: 18:12 EDT, 4 August 2021 | Updated: 03:13 EDT, 5 August 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis furiously attacked President Joe Biden on Wednesday after the president implored governors to ‘get out of the way’ of COVID restrictions – accusing Biden of failing to do his job.
DeSantis complained that Biden was trying to ‘single out Florida,’ after the state broke its own record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, and attempted to shift the focus to the president’s handling of a surge in apprehensions at the southern border.
‘Why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure?’ DeSantis angrily told Biden, in a press conference on Wednesday.
‘And until you do that I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you.’
Florida set an all-time record for COVID hospitalizations on Tuesday, with 11,515 hospitalized in one day.
The previous day also saw a record 10,389 hospitalizations, outpacing its previous peak on July 23, 2020, when there were 10,170 hospitalizations.
‘Joe Biden has taken to himself to try to single out Florida over COVID,’ said DeSantis.
‘This is a guy who ran saying he was going to shut down the virus. What he’s done is imported the virus from around the world with a wide open southern border.’