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Biden Takes Ugly Shot at DeSantis Over COVID Decision-Making

The following article, Biden Takes Ugly Shot at DeSantis Over COVID Decision-Making, was first published on Flag And Cross.

The feud between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and US President Joe Biden has been ongoing for sometime now, with the two disparate lawmakers pushing the envelope of civility on the subject of COVID-19.

The latest kerfuffle between The Beltway and the Sunshine State comes as DeSantis has doubled down on his stance regarding mask mandates.

The Biden administration this week offered federal financial support to Florida school districts defying Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates as the coronavirus surges in the state, according to reports.

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wrote in a letter to DeSantis and state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Friday that defiant districts that lose state funding would have federal funds available to them, according to Politico.

The language of the announcement was unmistakable.

“Florida’s recent actions to block school districts from voluntarily adopting science-based strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19 that are aligned with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts students and staff at risk,” Cardona wrote in the letter, adding he was “deeply concerned” by DeSantis’ July 30 anti-mask mandate executive order.

This is not the first time that the two have butted heads, with the White House earlier intimating their hope that DeSantis would “get out of the way” in regard to COVID-19 recovery….something that the Florida Governor did not take lightly.


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