Delta variant COVID cases are surging in Florida at an alarming rate. Ron DeSantis, though, doesn’t seem all that interested in doing anything about it. The governor is more focused on punishing school systems that try to keep their students safe.
During a Monday segment, Morning Joe co-host Mike Brzezinski blasted DeSantis and other GOP officials. She began by referencing 2020 comments, where Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said that senior citizens should sacrifice themselves for the sake of the economy.
“One year later,” she noted, “the stock market is at record highs despite their eagerness to sacrifice the lives of senior citizens. Now, these same ghoulish death cult figures are fighting vaccines, local control over school safety, and the right for businesses to protect their workers and customers.”
The host then moved onto DeSantis:
“We have a governor more interested in playing politics than saving lives. The DeSantis variant, that’s why one in four new Covid cases are coming out of Florida, And why many of their emergency rooms are 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 almost all of these hospitalizations and deaths would have and could have been avoided if misguided Americans are not followed the crazed teachings of a growing death cult.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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