Governor Ron DeSantis took a jab at AOC and blue state Democrats suggesting that if he had a dollar for every lockdown and mask fanatic that tried to escape to the freedom of Florida, he’d be pretty wealthy.
AOC (Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez), a potential presidential candidate for 2024, made the remarks against the background of AOC (Alison OcasioCortez), who was recently caught wearing a mask in crowds while vacationing in the Sunshine State.
DeSantis was interviewed during a conference about Democrats who are vacationing in states with strict lockdown measures.
“If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man, let me tell you,” he joked. “I mean, Congresspeople, mayors, governors, I mean you name it.”
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
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DeSantis mocks the AOC for Vacationing, Where she Could Forget the Mask
Vacationing in between Christmas and New Year’s, AOC didn’t fly off to another blue state like her own, she went to Florida where she could enjoy freedom and ditch the mask.
She did this despite New York City’s record number of COVID cases.
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Ocasio Cortez was spotted in Miami with her boyfriend on Friday, and then she appeared in video without a mask at a packed drag bar.
Many lawmakers who are supportive of government mandates for masks will take off their masks once they get out of Washington. It’s more or less for political show. It is a hypocritical act that knows no boundaries. They must think the American people are either stupid or gullible—or both! https://t.co/Cuz5PAFIwp
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) January 4, 2022
AOC responded in a measured, level-headed manner you’d expect from a sitting Congresswoman. Just kidding.
First, she jabbed Ron DeSantis for allegedly being “missing” during a surge in COVID cases in Florida when, in reality, he was attending cancer treatment appointments with his wife.
When that didn’t work, she accused critics of wanting to have sex with her … or something.
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
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 31, 2021
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DeSantis Hammers Blue State Dems
DeSantis went on to suggest that, aside from AOC, “about a half dozen governors” from blue states have been caught vacationing in Florida even as they force masks and vaccines on their own residents.
These same Democrats frequently criticize DeSantis’ inability to implement mandates, but instead give people freedom of choice.
“It’s interesting though, the reception some of these folks will get in Florida, because 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,’” he said.
It’s funny because they demonize Ron DeSantis like he’s basically murdering everyone in Florida but then they go to Florida to vacation while their own states are collapsing from COVID.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) January 1, 2022
DeSantis spoke out after the conference with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. He suggested that AOC’s incompetence actually helps his messages.
“When you’re in the political arena, sometimes you’re fortunate with the enemies you have,” he joked. “Because these people just aren’t shooting straight.”
That’s a fancy way of saying they’re lying.