Joe Biden Takes Aim at Ron DeSantis Over Coronavirus Response

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).


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  1. Yeah Cuomo’s Stay in place is really working for him.

    Then why are New Yorkers flocking to Florida. They are really listening.

  2. I’m a conservative and I have written to DeSantis TWICE asking him to put the order in place. He should have never let Spring Break go on and now here we are and he refuses to lock the state down. His negligence is going to hurt him because he went from being a great Gov to being reckless. Now he gave his future opponent ammo. They are probably making their political ads as we speak.

  3. For health related questions, listen to health professionals. Want a political response, ask a politician. In matters of health and safety, rely on the experts. Senator Rand Paul forgot his medical training. He now has the virus. Stay Well. Be Careful. The virus spares no political party or person.


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