“Why are we in this mess? Part of it and a major reason is because how this federal government handled COVID-19 by locking down this economy. It was a mistake. It should have never happened, and in Florida, we led the country out of lockdown. We kept our state free and open.
“And I can tell you this, as your president, I will never let the deep state bureaucrats lock you down. You don’t take somebody like Fauci and coddle him.
“You bring Fauci and you sit him down, and you say, ‘Anthony, you are fired.’” – Ron DeSantis, who toured his state promoting the COVID vaccine and closed Florida’s beaches and schools during the first year of the pandemic.
— WPTV (@WPTV) March 20, 2020
Chaser: “Florida teachers have done a fantastic job leading the nation in distance learning,” DeSantis said on April 18, 2020.
Florida schools closed during COVID. Any student in Florida can tell you he’s not telling the truth. https://t.co/45O7QWIzf1
— Yacob Reyes (@yacob_reyes) August 24, 2023
Florida governor Ron DeSantis took aim at Donald Trump during Wednesday’s Republican debate for failing to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, and for allowing “deep state bureaucrats” to impose lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/4SSHBf2zp6 pic.twitter.com/fNRLUyohCi
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 24, 2023