Former Vice President Joe Biden, the heavy favorite to be the Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump in November, took aim at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the coronaviris crisis.
Biden called on DeSantis to follow the examples of other governors including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, and Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, who have ordered most of the residents of their states to shelter-in-place.
“Floridians deserve science-based action from Gov. Ron DeSantis,” Biden said on Wednesday. “While other large states continue to take strong, urgent, and sweeping action to stop the spread of COVID-19, Florida has not.”
The Trump team quickly fired back on Biden and Democrats from across the state who have called on DeSantis to issue a shelter-in-place order.
“Joe Biden and Florida Democrats are politicizing a national emergency. Meanwhile, President Trump and Governor DeSantis are working around the clock to fight for the health and safety of all Floridians. Now is not the time for partisan politics – we are Floridians first,” said Emma Vaughn, a spokeswoman for the Trump Victory effort connected to the Republican National Committee (RNC).