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Florida governor Ron DeSantis is having a blast poking fun at the far-left Democrats who are fleeing their own oppressive COVID lockdown policies for the freedom of Florida. “If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man, let me tell you,” DeSantis joked at a press conference one week ago. “I mean, Congress people, mayors, governors, I mean you name it.”

Fox News reported:


That remark was made after progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was spotted vacationing in Florida, hanging out at a crowded outdoor bar without a mask.

Another Democrat, Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, was also seen in Florida in recent days as he vacationed with family members. California is among the strictest states in the nation when it comes to pandemic policies.

“It’s interesting the reception that some of these folks will get in Florida,” the governor said at the press conference, “because I think a lot of Floridians say, ‘Wait a minute you’re bashing us because we’re not doing your draconian policies, and yet we’re the first place you want to flee to, to basically to be able to enjoy life.’”

But now it’s official. The DeSantis campaign is selling ‘Escape to Florida’ t-shirts, which reference how several prominent Democrats have recently been caught vacationing in Florida while their own states have strict pandemic policies.

To promote their t-shirt, the DeSantis campaign launched a new video that includes a shot of the governor putting on sunglasses and saying, “Welcome to Florida.”

See the campaign video here:

Found on the campaign website, and designed to mimic a rock band concert tour, the front of the t-shirts says: “Escape to Florida/The Lockdown Libs tour” with an “Open” sign on an outline of the state.

“We don’t blame you … we like freedom, too,” the back of the shirt says, underneath a list of Democrats – including the governors of states such as Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey – and where in Florida they stayed.

The new T-shirts are the latest in a line of merchandise the campaign’s been selling in recent months, which also includes “Don’t tread on Florida” and “Don’t Fauci my Florida” items.

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Bug D
Bug D
8 months ago

Throw all dems out of Florida.

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  Bug D

Save the shark’s feed them democrats

Donal
Donal
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

same thing

John Kerns
John Kerns
8 months ago
Reply to  Bug D

Agreed, they need to stay in their own want to be socialist states/cities and take more boosters and see what happens? Might be a way to rid us of some radical Democrats and even up the score on their push for illegal immigrant votes!

the traveller
the traveller
8 months ago
Reply to  John Kerns

Yeah. It’s called “feed ’em to the gators”.

Donal
Donal
8 months ago
Reply to  the traveller

even the gators would spit them out

alf
alf
8 months ago
Reply to  John Kerns

They are not ‘immigrants’. They are ILLEGAL ALIEN CATHOLIC INVADERS. Vote accordingly.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA
Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA
8 months ago

LISTEN UP….HOW about WE TRADE California GOVERNOR for FLORIDA GOV..DESANTIS. DESANTIS is WORTH His Weight in GOLD. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Neil
Neil
8 months ago

Hmmm … flaw in your logic – who in the WORLD would want Newsome?
Course he is Pelosi’s son-in-law, so what can you expect?

NanaTries
NanaTries
8 months ago
Reply to  Neil

Nephew ?

Patriot
Patriot
8 months ago

Ah no. You all had a chance to get rid of him and screwed that up. He is yours until the end of his term, then put him in a boat and push him out to sea.

NanaTries
NanaTries
8 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

I believe Nancy and her crew cheated to get him a stay

Pawn
Pawn
8 months ago

love it….