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Politics Biden pulls 'Governor who?' line in row with DeSantis

05:20  06 august  2021
05:20  06 august  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

DeSantis and other GOP 2024 prospects target public health officials with political attacks

  DeSantis and other GOP 2024 prospects target public health officials with political attacks Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' warning this week of a "Faucian distopia" offered the latest glimpse at how ambitious Republicans eyeing 2024 presidential bids are increasingly targeting public health officials as they attempt to grow their national brands in front of conservative audiences. © Joe Raedle/Getty Images SURFSIDE, FLORIDA - JUNE 14: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs two bills at the Shul of Bal Harbour on June 14, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. The bills are HB 529 and HB 805. HB 805 ensures that volunteer ambulance services, including Hatzalah, can operate.

' Governor who ,' he asked and chuckled when asked about DeSantis . White House doubled down on blaming the Republican governors of Florida and Texas for the rising rates of coronavirus infections in their state. His comments come after DeSantis furiously attacked Biden on Wednesday after the president's sharp remarks on his and Abbott's refusal to embrace mask requirements as COVID numbers surge. 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

DeSantis unleashed a four-and-a-half-minute diatribe against the president, accusing him of trying to "single out" Florida over its rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped President Biden Wednesday, accusing the White House of trying to implement a “biomedical security state” and warning that “I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID” until the administration’s border policy changes. DeSantis was scheduled to deliver remarks on Florida’s economy at an event in Panama City, but instead unleashed a four-and-a-half-minute diatribe against

President Joe Biden took a jab at one of his foremost critics and prospective 2024 challengers Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, playing as if he didn't recognize who the Republican is.

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"Governor who?" Biden responded with a smirk on Thursday when asked to respond to recent comments DeSantis made about battling the federal government's COVID-19 strategy. "That's my response."

Biden and DeSantis, along with their proxies, have engaged in a public spat in recent days, with the president and White House press secretary Jen Psaki blaming DeSantis's pandemic-related policies for the increase in COVID-19 infections and related hospitalizations in his state.

Ron DeSantis turns his ire on Joe Biden instead of Covid-19 as it rages in Florida

  Ron DeSantis turns his ire on Joe Biden instead of Covid-19 as it rages in Florida Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has a message for President Joe Biden: He's not getting out of the way even as his rejection of masking and public health guidance risks fueling his state's raging Covid-19 cases.DeSantis relished the chance to climb on a national stage to battle Biden on Wednesday, after the President accused him and Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott -- who preside over the two states with most new infections over the past week -- of worsening a pandemic that once seemed to have abated.

Ron DeSantis blasted President Joe Biden on Wednesday telling him to do his job and secure the southern border and not say “blip” about the coronavirus until he does. "And what has he done? He’s imported more virus from around the world by having a wide open southern border." Psaki continues beef with desantis , GOP governors , says 'Get out of the way' of mask mandates. Biden has been widely criticized on social media over reports that illegal immigrants who are carrying the coronavirus are being released into border communities, in some

President Joe Biden called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant. He backed city and private mandates requiring people to be vaccinated to go about some daily activities. Biden endorsed New York City's move to require vaccinations to dine indoors or go to the gym, as well as corporate moves to require vaccines to return to work, and said more localities and businesses should follow suit. Such policies have been barred to varying degrees in at least seven GOP-led states.

BIDEN POINTS FINGER AT GOP GOVERNORS AND POSSIBLE 2024 RIVALS FOR PANDEMIC RESURGENCE

"I say to these governors: Please help. But if you aren't going to help, at least get out of the way," Biden said in a speech Tuesday, referring to DeSantis and Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. "The people are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives."

Psaki beckoned DeSantis to “join us in this fight" on Wednesday, tweeting about Florida's increase in coronavirus indicators and slamming the governor's restriction on local mask mandates.

"If you aren't going to abide by public health guidance, then get out of the way and let people do the right thing to lead in their communities," she said.

Jen Psaki blasts Gov. Ron DeSantis for fundraising off his ongoing spat with the White House over COVID-19 restrictions

  Jen Psaki blasts Gov. Ron DeSantis for fundraising off his ongoing spat with the White House over COVID-19 restrictions "I want public health officials to make decisions about how to keep my kids safe - not politicians," Psaki said during Friday's news briefing."As the parent myself of two young children, I want public health officials to make decisions about how to keep my kids safe - not politicians," Psaki said at her news briefing. "And not only is Gov. DeSantis not abiding by public health decisions, he's fundraising off of this. So my view, and our view as an administration, is that parents in Florida and parents across the country should have the ability and knowledge that their kids are going to school and they're in safe environments.

'We are not shutting down': DeSantis says COVID cases will decrease in the coming weeks amid spike in Delta cases and says 'interventions' have not stopped the spread.

DeSantis rages at Biden for criticizing Florida's pandemic response and demands HE secure the border and stop 'importing' the virus. 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 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.

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DeSantis shot back at the criticism on Wednesday, accusing Biden of trying to "single out" Florida.

“Why don’t you do your job? Why don't you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don’t wanna hear a blip about COVID from you, thank you,” he said of Biden.

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Original Author: Jeremy Beaman

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