Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) went on Fox News on Thursday night to blast President Joe Biden for being obsessed with his state and the way it has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
Host Tucker Carlson asked DeSantis about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exaggerating the coronavirus count in Florida by a whopping 30%.
“[I]t was a standard data entry, and they took three days’ worth of data, put it over two,” DeSantis replied. “Obviously, made it look like it was a massive increase, and you know, I don’t know what exactly happened. I don’t know what the motivation is. But as you alluded to, the White House — they are more concerned about trying to attack me than actually dealing with the problems of the country.”
“I don’t see them dealing with the border crisis,” he added. “I don’t see them dealing with inflation. Obviously, energy prices are out of control, but yet, they have this obsession with Florida. And look, obviously we’re cutting against the grain, we are standing up to Federal overreach, and we’re proud of doing that. But they should really focus on getting the job done that they were elected to do, and they’re not doing that right now.”
“This is a president who ran saying he was going to shut down the virus,” the Florida governor continued. “How do you shut it down when you bringing in … hundreds of thousands of people. They’re from over 100 different countries so whatever variants are out there are coming through that border, they’re knowingly letting them and then they’re farming them out all over the United States. Clearly, they have a different agenda on display.”
Not stopping there, DeSantis called out Biden’s entire administration for what he described as their “medical authoritarianism.”
“They are basically saying that we are all just subservient to medical authoritarianism, whatever they think needs to be done,” DeSantis stated. “We have to submit to it. That is, it’s probably, Tucker, the most significant threat to freedom in my lifetime, certainly since the fall of the Berlin Wall because taken to this illogical conclusion, you end up with Australia where they are forcing lockdowns at the point of a bayonet. So, this is — they’ve come a long way in their ideology.”
Check out DeSantis’ full interview below.