Governor Ron DeSantis hit back against Democrat President Joe Biden on Wednesday after the latter attacked him for banning draconian mask mandates in his state.
As The Hill reports:
“Joe Biden suggests that if you don’t do lockdown policies, then you should ‘get out of the way.’ But let me tell you this: If you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way. I’m not going to let you get away with it,” DeSantis said.
“If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in-person education, I’m going to stand in your way and I’m going to stand up for the kids in Florida. If you’re trying to restrict people, impose mandates, if you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small business, if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way and I’m standing for the people of Florida,” he continued.
DeSantis said Biden should focus on illegal immigration at the southern border, suggesting that was contributing to the spread of the virus.
“Why don’t you do your job, why don’t you get this border secure and until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you,” the Republican governor said.
DeSantis has been a consistent voice against liberal calls for renewed lockdowns and mask mandates.