Key Trump Aide Hails Florida As A “Free State”

Florida’s Governor received a vote of confidence from a spokesperson for the President Wednesday.

December 16, 2020

Florida Politics – Kayleigh McEnany, on Wednesday morning’s “Fox and Friends,” lauded Ron DeSantis as one of the greatest Governors in the country, contrasting his making Florida a “free state” with the “Orwellian” solutions of Democrats leading other states.

The messaging from McEnany muddles conclusions from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that Florida must impose restrictions amid an uptick in infections in recent weeks.

McEnany enthused about DeSantis in what she called her “campaign capacity,” as she was appearing on behalf of the campaign and not the White House itself.

McEnany raved:

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“Gov. DeSantis is one of the best Governors in the nation.

“He has made Florida a free state, where you can open your restaurants, where the citizens have self-responsibility, where we all know how to protect ourselves from COVID.”

McEnany, a Floridian herself, contrasted DeSantis with adherents of the “Orwellian way of lockdown,” such as Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom of New York and California respectively.

“We can protect ourselves from COVID but we can also have a United States Constitution where we don’t have Gov. Cuomo shutting down places of worship … ” Read more by clicking the source below.

DeSantis will wait his turn for vaccine

December 21, 2020

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Florida Politics – As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout enters week two, Gov. Ron DeSantis says he won’t cut in line to get a shot.

Health officials are currently only administering the vaccine to health care workers and the residents and staff of longterm care facilities.  Future distribution phases will make the vaccine available to the elderly and those facing greater risks before making the vaccine available to broader segments of the population.

“I am not stepping in line with anybody,” DeSantis said, entertaining one last question before departing a Monday press conference in Biscayne Bay. “I’m less than 45. I’d imagine it would take me a couple more months. I will do it, but I’m not going to step in front.”

Others in positions of authority have taken flak for jumping ahead of health care workers. West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice, 69, became one of the first top elected officials in the country to receive a coronavirus shot last week.

Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert dispelled rumors that political leaders will receive vaccine favoritism. The governors of Ohio, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Tennessee and Washington similarly have said they will wait for their turn … Read more. 

 

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