MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out on Monday morning to blast the “death cult figures” in the Republican Party who are fighting vaccine mandates in the name of personal liberty or pushing incorrect information regarding vaccines.
She specifically called out “crazed politicians like Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX), who have fought back against lockdowns and heavy restrictions.
“[T]hese same ghoulish death cult figures are fighting vaccines, local control over school safety, and the right for businesses to protect their workers and customers,” Brzezinski said, according to Yahoo News. “Fed by disinformation from Facebook and crazed politicians — crazed — 70% of Americans who tell pollsters they will not get the vaccine support Republicans.”
Brzezinski went on to add that DeSantis “owns” the recent surge in cases in Florida because he is “more interested in playing politics than saving lives.”
“We have a governor more interested in playing politics than saving lives — the DeSantis variant,” she whined. “That’s why one in four new COVID cases are coming out of Florida, And why many of their emergency rooms are once again jam-packed, and the state is weeks away from yet another full-blown medical crisis. Are you kidding me? This is completely preventable. And the governor of Florida owns this one.”
“The most tragic part of this story is that almost all of these hospitalizations and deaths would have and could have been avoided if misguided Americans had not followed the crazed teachings of a growing death cult and instead just followed the advice of their family doctor. It’s pretty, and they won’t do it,” Brzezinski concluded. “That’s death cult material.”
This came after Dr. Jonathan Reiner said that the viral load among Floridians was high enough to warrant closing-it off if it “were another country.”
“The viral load in Florida is so high right now, there are only really two places on the planet where it’s higher,” said Reiner. “One is Louisiana, and the other is Botswana. It’s so high in Florida that I think that if Florida were another country, we would have to consider banning travel from Florida to the United States.”
He added that DeSantis needed to “back off” because “people are dying in Florida”.