Desantis Hits Out at AOC for Dragging Virus-Sane Florida Through the Mud Then Fleeing to It
Going maskless too after harping on about masks for NY and Florida
Ron DeSantis blasted the so-called ‘lockdown politicians,’ like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for vacationing in restriction-free Florida during the pandemic despite pushing for mask and vaccine mandates in their own states.
‘If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician that decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man,’ Gov. DeSantis said during a press conference Monday. ‘Congresspeople, mayors, governors, you name it.’
The governor suggested the politicians were hypocrites, saying: ‘I think a lot of Floridians will say “wait a minute, you’re bashing us because we’re not doing your draconian policies and yet we’re the first place you want to flee to…to be able to enjoy life.”‘
His remarks came after Ocasio-Cortez, who has long been an advocate for mask-wearing and repeatedly cited Florida as an example of how not to do things during the coronavirus pandemic, was spotted partying in Miami on Sunday without a face covering altogether as she socialized with actor Billy Porter.
DeSantis stated the hypocrisy extends beyond the New York representative, alleging ‘there are probably about a half dozen governors who have restrictions on their people and then were spotted at various points in Florida’.
‘Some of it’s been public, some of it has not been public,’ he added. ‘I am happy though that Florida is a place where people know they can come, they can live like normal people and they can make their own decisions.’
Video posted to social media over the weekend showed Ocasio-Cortez waving to other bargoers to cheers and applause while being introduced on stage by the MC of a ‘drag brunch’ event. The compere could be heard lauding the politician, eliciting wild cheers from gathered diners.
The Democratic socialist Representative was first accused by many of ‘frolicking in free Florida’ while her home state enforced mask mandates, after her Miami lunch date with her boyfriend on December 30.
DeSantis on AOC’s Florida trip: “If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida…you’re bashing us because we’re not doing your draconian policies, and yet we’re the first place you want to flee to.”pic.twitter.com/7EfN44uJkX
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) January 3, 2022
‘AOC is STILL lounging it up in Florida, in large crowds and maskless. This time at a Drag Queen bar in Miami. Rules for thee but not for me,’ wrote right wing journalist Brendon Leslie.
‘For those of you with zero sense of humor: the whole point of this post is to expose hypocrisy. We don’t actually care she’s maskless. We care she fear mongers about Florida but then has the audacity to vacation here,’ he added.
‘AOC was spotted partying in a bar maskless in the great free state of Florida. Absolute hypocrite,’ tweeted Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok.
Ocasio-Cortez hit back on New Year’s Day claiming that the backlash came purely because her critics ‘want to date her’.
‘If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet. Ya creepy weirdos,’ she tweeted.
She continued: ‘It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women,& LGBT+ people in general.
‘These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird.’
The congresswoman also angered Republicans days earlier when a photo of her December 30 lunch in Miami was published, with her opponents noting that the strident supporter of mask mandates was also not wearing one then as well.
‘Welcome to Florida, AOC!’ tweeted the account of the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis.
‘We hope you’re enjoying a taste of freedom here in the Sunshine State thanks to @RonDeSantisFL’s leadership.’
Source: The Daily Mail
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