Ron DeSantis is a big problem for Biden

CNN — President Joe Biden has a political health care problem on his hands. Over the past week, his administration has been trying to contend with Republican governors who refuse to cooperate in national efforts to vaccinate, mask, and curb the new surge of Covid-19. At the top of the...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis Blasts President Joe Biden For Singling Out Florida Over Coronavirus

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Panama City on Wednesday where he addressed yesterday’s comments from President Joe Biden singling out Florida over COVID. “This is a guy who ran for president saying he was going to, quote, ‘Shut down the virus.’ And what has he done? He’s 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,” he said. He then touched on schools and businesses. “If you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way, I’m not going to...
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DeSantis’ latest power grab goes too far and must be challenged | Editorial

Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on March 9, 2020, about a week after the first coronavirus cases were reported. He issued an executive order that relied on his “supreme executive power” granted by the state Constitution. In an emergency, state law gives the governor authority to impose curfews, execute no-bid contracts and declare martial law. The threat of COVID-19 is still ...
Miami Herald

Is Ron DeSantis governing, campaigning or both? That depends on whom you ask.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has a stable of taxpayer-paid staff that works to arrange logistics, security and messaging for his events, and just in the last month that has included: A mission to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, a prime-time Fox News Town Hall on Cuban relations, and a closed-door discussion on mask wearing that his “official” political team used in a fundraising email.
Ars Technica

Florida in revolt as COVID cases spike, DeSantis rejects health measures

The dire COVID-19 situation in Florida continues to worsen as local and federal leaders push back against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and his efforts to thwart public health measures. DeSantis has banned businesses, local governments, and schools in Florida from requiring proof of vaccination. Last Friday, DeSantis issued an executive...
US News and World Report

Ron DeSantis Plays Disaster Politics as Florida Again Reels From Coronavirus

Disaster politics is part of the job for Florida politicians, and Gov. Ron DeSantis has had his share, responding to hurricane season and meeting with family of those killed in the Surfside condo collapse. And typically, Americans tend to rally around their leaders during a disaster. But the coronavirus has...

The White House vs. DeSantis

Hello and welcome to Tuesday. The starting bell — Oh look, a snappy exchange between Florida and the White House. Who could have seen that coming?. The path taken — For months, Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted his Covid-19 response as one that rejected the advice of “bureaucrats” and the media yet still helped keep Florida’s death rate down, especially among the state’s elderly. DeSantis has mocked White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and vowed to never again impose lockdowns or mandates to counter the disease. Along the way, he’s become a Republican rock star and leading presidential contender for 2024.