My new hero…now if he would only become governor here in Commiefornia…
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis mixed it up with Joe Biden Wednesday during a conference call, as reported by Michael Baxter on Real Raw News. The Governor didn’t mince words with Biden and federal health authorities who are seeking to prohibit domestic travel to and from the state of Florida. DeSantis and Biden had a verbal throw down, exchanging harsh words after Biden told DeSantis the federal government had authority to “restrict movement” of the people.
Citing concerns over the widespread proliferation of Covid-19 variants, Biden said he might have to prohibit vehicle and air traffic until the CDC and NIH were confident that currently available vaccinations had a proven efficacy against emerging strains, such as highly transmissible anomalies from the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa.
Also on the call were “Deep State” Dr. Fauci and acting CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, both of whom backed Biden’s seeming misstep.
They told DeSantis that surging cases in Florida threatened to undermine the federal government’s expansive efforts to mitigate the spread across the country. “Florida,” Dr. Fauci said, “was the epicenter of Covid-19 mutations,” and argued that new variants accounted for between 15-35% of new cases in Florida.
Walensky argued on the call that any attempt by DeSantis to resist a federally mandated travel ban would be immoral, selfish, and possibly illegal.
Biden echoed her words, and he berated DeSantis for having left Florida’s economy open during “the dark days of Covid.”
Moreover, Biden claimed he had unilateral and constitutional authority to protect the nation’s health from “rogue politicians” acting in contravention of established health guidelines.
DeSantis’s initial reply was brief and blunt: “I will not comply,” he said, and then cited the CDC’s own statistics showing a nationwide decline in active Covid-19 cases.
Florida had arrested the spread of Covid-19, DeSantis argued, and accused Biden of targeting Republican states that supported Donald Trump.
“Florida absolutely will not comply,” DeSantis repeated. “Instituting a travel ban or restriction of movement would be a gross example of federal overreach with no grounding in law or science. We have Covid-19 in check, and you’re trying to exert unlawful authority over our state and its people,” he chided Biden.
Biden then implied a threat to withhold federal funding and to deny Florida access to Covid-19 vaccinations.
“C’mon, man, Florida needs our help, and you need vaccines, which are hard to come by, isn’t that right, Dr. Fauci,” Biden said.
The “Deep State” doctor replied in the affirmative, telling DeSantis that he expects the prevalence of the UK variant to double or triple every week to 10 days.
“Governor, do you want to be responsible for re-infecting the nation? Truth is, we don’t even know how effective current vaccines are against the UK strain.”
DeSantis told Dr. Fauci he trusted his own state health authorities “over financially incentivized federal officials.”
“How much do you stand to earn from these vaccines, Dr. Fauci? And, Joe, if you continue with this course of action, I will authorize the state National Guard to protect the movement of Floridians,” DeSantis said.
“Address me as Mr. President or President Biden,” Biden said.
“I will not, and you can go fuck yourself,” DeSantis said before hanging up.
What say you Def-Con News readers? A very manly exchange, to say the least.
Can you envision Biden stagnating the economy in perpetual lockdowns? I didn’t listen in on the actual conference call, of course, but I believe Governor DeSantis may have presented himself in a more presidential manner than did Biden. And is it any wonder?