One of the many talking points every Democrat politician has made is that the right is doing nothing more than spreading misinformation. They spent years blaming former President Donald Trump for hurling false facts and data, but come to find out – it was the Democrats all along. Just take a look at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. She recently bashed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for somehow prioritizing politics over public health. Of course, this comes just a few days after DeSantis refused to implement another mask mandate.
During a press conference, Psaki said, “I will note, as you touched on there, 20% of the cases we’re seeing are in Florida. There are steps and precautions that can be taken, including encouraging people to get vaccinated, encouraging people to wear masks, including allowing schools to mandate masks, and allowing kids to wear masks, which is not the current state of play in Florida.” She also added, “So, you know, at a certain point, leaders are going to have to choose whether they’re going to follow public health guidelines or they’re going to follow politics, and we certainly encourage all governors to follow the public health guidelines.”
Although Psaki wants voters to see DeSantis as the villain, the truth is – the governor has made it a point that a child’s health and well-being are on the duty of the parent, not the government. He signed, “the rights of parents” bill that allows a child to wear a mask or not, depending on the parents.
While DeSantis doesn’t appear worried about the constant attacks from the left, his Press Secretary Christina Pushaw fought back against the false narrative and Psaki. “By dismissively ignoring Governor DeSantis’ efforts to protect vulnerable Floridians, Psaki is the one playing politics with the pandemic. The White House should be more concerned about the flip-flopping of the CDC, which is inadvertently promoting vaccine hesitancy with their confusing, contradictory public communications. Stating that vaccinated people should wear masks and socially distance is implying that the vaccines do not change anything, which is the wrong message for our federal government to be promoting.”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on August 4, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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