Psaki Claims DeSantis Chose Politics Over Public Health, Gets Immediate Response from Big Ron Claiming He’s Made it Easy for People to Get Vaccine

Yesterday, Fox News reported that Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary has lashed out against Florida’s Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis, albeit not perfect, has pleased many Floridians. He has ridden the line between doing what the powers that be want in regards to Covid-19 and also allowing many freedom-loving citizens to keep their rights and abilities to choose how they want to deal with the ongoing pandemic in Florida.

Ever since Joe Biden failed to meet his initial 70% vaccination goal, his administration has been working overtime to correct it and lashing out left and right.

They did announce that yesterday, 70% of the U.S. has now been vaccinated by at least one dose. During Monday’s press briefing, Psaki hinted that Florida may need federal assistance to get vaccines rolled out more.

Fox News reported in part:

During her daily press briefing Monday, Psaki said the Biden administration was “ready and available” to provide federal assistance, “whether that is Florida or any other part of the country,” after the Sunshine State saw 10,682 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday, the highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Twenty percent of the cases we’re seeing are in Florida,” Psaki said.

“There are steps and precautions that can be taken,” she continued, “including encouraging people to get vaccinated, encouraging people to wear masks, including allowing schools to mandate masks and allowing kids to wear masks, which is not the current state of play in Florida.” 

Psaki appears to have partially misrepresented Florida policy – DeSantis made mask-wearing optional for Florida students but did not prohibit students from wearing masks.

So, you know, at a certain point, leaders are going to have to choose whether they’re going to follow public health guidelines or whether they’re going to follow politics,” she added. “And we certainly encourage all governors to follow the public health guidelines.”

DeSantis’ office fired back at Psaki, pointing out that the state allows parents to decide whether their children will wear masks or not, and highlighting that the governor held over 50 vaccine-specific events urging Floridians to get the shots.

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