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In an interview January with Yahoo! Information, Newsom slammed DeSantis over his COVID management, and opposition to progressive ideologies in Okay-12 public colleges.
On Tuesday, host Man Benson requested DeSantis what he thought in regards to the Democrat governor going out of his means “to come after you.”
“He said that you’re a performance artist. He said, ‘I do not look for inspiration to that particular governor, not on the pandemic, not on other policy including the absurdity that was his woke initiative and the laughability around stopping something that doesn’t exist, Critical Race Theory,'” the Fox Information Radio host famous, including, “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he’s attacking you.”
However DeSantis argued actions converse louder than phrases.
“Well, first I would say how many people are moving from his state, fleeing to come to mine for freedom versus vice-versa? And I guarantee you we win in the net — in migration, people are leaving California in numbers we’ve never seen because of his failed policies,” he argued.
DeSantis additionally had a solution to Newsom’s COVID criticism, saying deaths because of the virus had been on-par with California’s when age-adjusted. Nevertheless, he mentioned, California had the next share of “excess mortality” since COVID began due to Newsom’s stricter insurance policies.
“However, this is where I think his leadership has been terrible. If you look at excess mortality, California’s had a higher percentage of excess mortality since COVID started than Florida — so that includes COVID, but it’s not limited,” DeSantis mentioned.
Characterizing these as “lockdown deaths,” the Florida governor didn’t mince phrases.
“Those are deaths that his policies have caused, driving people to despair, drug addiction, lack of opportunities,” he mentioned.
Crime can be an obvious huge purpose for the mass exodus from California in recent times. A brand new ballot discovered the vast majority of Californians say Newsom was doing a “poor” or “very poor” job on dealing with crime. In September, Newsom survived a recall effort by voters sad about his management.
Benson and DeSantis additionally famous how, regardless of complaining about Florida, many Democrats find yourself transferring there or internet hosting occasions within the much less restrictive state.
“The DGA, the Democratic Governors’ Association, had their event here,” Benson famous.
DeSantis agreed, saying, “[P]eople vote with their feet.”
“Yes there’s a lot of Californians who like what we’re doing who are coming, but even the ones that posture against Florida typically find their way here,” the governor said.
DeSantis added that combating the lecturers unions to reopen colleges in the summertime of 2020 was “ultimately” one in every of his most consequential management choices. Florida has been forward of the curve in lifting COVID restrictions in comparison with California.
California’s Newsom only in the near past dropped the state’s requirement for masking in colleges final month, whereas DeSantis signed an govt order dropping that requirement from public colleges, final summer time.
The Florida governor additionally addressed his battles with the Biden administration over masks mandates. DeSantis introduced Tuesday that Florida and 20 different states had been suing the Biden administration over the federal masks mandate on public transportation.
Calling the federal mandates – that are set to run out in April – irrational, DeSantis touted how his administration has pushed again towards “Biden’s overreach on all fronts.”
“You know, not just this, the vax mandates, the border, all those things. And I think that’s what people want to see. Because I think Biden is really out of control. He’s clearly not in command of the White House,” he mentioned.
Benson famous how DeSantis has been a goal of the nationwide media and even the White Home.
“My conclusion is they see you as a threat to their power. Are they right to see you as a threat nationally?” he requested.
DeSantis instructed Benson the distinction between his management and Biden’s was plain as day.
“I mean the contrast between a doddering, quasi-senile president who has to have his press team clean up his remarks after every time he opens his mouth versus somebody like me who’s out there — I’m very direct, I say what I mean, I mean what I say, I lead and I get things done.You know, they understand that people view Florida as really being the leader of our country in many respects” he mentioned.
The governor additionally mocked the media for persevering with to assault him and anticipating him to only “roll over.”
“But I absolutely think from the time COVID hit, I think the media wanted — they wanted to use it to defeat Trump in 2020,” he said. “But they’ve tried to use it against me in any way they can. And then now that we’re on to other issues, they’re always trying to find a way to attack me and attack Florida. And I do think it’s because I’m able to expose them, I’m able to show people that the emperor has no clothes, and they’re not used to that. I mean, they’re used to Republicans that will roll over for the left, and I just don’t do that. I stand by ground.”
Mainstream media retailers have adopted Democrat assault strains when reporting on DeSantis. The New York Instances even needed to challenge a correction this week, for his or her false reporting on Florida’s anti-critical race principle invoice. President Biden additionally labeled Florida’s parental rights invoice “hateful.”
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