Ron DeSantis has spent a lot of the final 12 months bragging about how the state of Florida has combated the COVID-19 pandemic. Even supposing the state is within the prime 5 within the nation in instances and deaths, the Governor has usually touted his management.
Rebekah Jones is a scientist who previously labored for the Florida Division of Well being. She claims that she was fired for her claims that DeSantis had been hiding the state’s actual COVID knowledge. And after the governor not too long ago celebrated her short-term suspension from Twitter, Jones introduced that she could be difficult Matt Gaetz for his congressional seat.
A spokesperson for the governor launched an announcement yesterday that learn partially, “The choice (to droop Jones) was lengthy overdue. Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid Mary of COVID-19 disinformation and has harmed many hardworking DOH staff along with her defamatory conspiracy theories.”
You do not have to agree with something Rebekah Jones has stated or accomplished to nonetheless see the rank hypocrisy from Ron DeSantis right here.
He actually signed a invoice final month that he touted as “stopping the censorship of Floridians by Massive Tech.” https://t.co/gIbZAQ4dbO
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 7, 2021
Jones responded to the message by way of her Instagram account. She wrote, “Didn’t wish to announce it this manner, however since DeSantis is now taking credit score for getting me suspended for sharing an article that proves he’s a sociopathic liar, it seems to be like I’ve to say it this manner. I’m operating for Matt Gaetz’ seat subsequent 12 months. No extra intercourse traffickers in congress!”
Two weeks in the past, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed his pet invoice in opposition to Massive Tech censorship.
Yesterday, he celebrated when whistleblower Rebekah Jones bought banned from Twitter.
Now, she’s coming for @mattgaetz‘s seat in Congress to pressure DeSantis to defend her account.
— Grant Stern is absolutely vaccinated (@grantstern) June 8, 2021
It is going to be fascinating to see what occurs with Gaetz. There’s a likelihood that, as a consequence of his authorized troubles, could not even be capable to run subsequent 12 months. If he is ready to run, Florida voters should resolve if they are going to assist the controversial Republican.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey primarily based politics and know-how author. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports activities, politics, comedian books and spending time on the shore together with his household.