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. 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. So 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.
Biden had stated, “Just two states, Florida and Texas, account for one-third of all new COVID cases in the entire country. Just two states. Look, we need leadership from everyone. If some governors aren’t willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic, then they should allow businesses and universities who want to do the right thing to be able to do it. I say to these governors: Please help, but if you aren’t going to help, at least get out of the way of the people who are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives.”
Some examples of how energized conservatives were by DeSantis’ response:
This is the way.
Governor Beast Mode, fighting for the citizens who elected him. A LOT of squish Republican governors around America could learn from Ron… https://t.co/hM3mxw2bqn
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) August 4, 2021
One of the only good ones 💪 https://t.co/DTCdvkWQg1
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) August 4, 2021
— Roger Kimball (@rogerkimball) August 4, 2021
The absolute gold standard republicans have to offer in the pushback against the insane progressives of today. https://t.co/5Tb3KRgOLr
— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) August 4, 2021