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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