(AmericanProsperity.com) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has risen to fame this past year as he protected his citizens from federal government overreach. He also opted to let them choose which precautions they do or don’t take as far as COVID-19 is concerned. This week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attacked DeSantis for his political stance once again. This time, she faced quite a bit of pushback.
On Wednesday, August 4, Psaki accused DeSantis of following “politics” rather than “public health,” accusing the state of overwhelming its hospitals with coronavirus cases. NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck shared a clip of Psaki’s full statement:
Psaki goes hard after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, urging him to do more to "encourag[e] people to get vaccinated," "wear masks, including allowing people and schools to mandate" them. She adds he needs to choose whether "to follow public health" to save lives or "follow politics" pic.twitter.com/YXsXNgI16B
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 2, 2021
The Florida GOP called Psaki out on her misleading use of statistics, choosing to highlight how DeSantis’ senior first vaccine plan actually saved lives:
.@PressSec, Florida hospital directors say @GovRonDeSantis was 100% right to prioritize vaccines to #seniorsfirst––it saved lives. #COVID19 hospitalization stays are shorter, monoclonal treatments are working, & there's been a significant reduction in mortality rates since 2020. https://t.co/Ge5AqG4Oec
— Florida GOP (@FloridaGOP) August 4, 2021
Without missing a beat, DeSantis’ Press Secretary Christina Pushaw also shot back. She said Psaki was the one, in fact, “playing politics with the pandemic” by failing to acknowledge the numerous pro-vaccine events and policies DeSantis has supported so far. She also asked the White House to focus more on the CDC’s flip-flopping guidelines and communications that have eroded public confidence in the vaccine and masks.
As the press secretary for the leader of the free world, it’s critical Psaki share facts and full stories in order to give listeners all the information needed to make informed decisions about their lives.
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