Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) continues to make headlines for his leadership of Florida and his pushback against left-wing policies.
Americans have seen this amid the Florida governor taking on the Biden administration, left-wing indoctrination of children’s education, and draconian COVID-19 mandates. On top of this, much talk exists around whether or not DeSantis may run in the 2024 presidential election.
Thus far, the Florida governor is seeking reelection in his own state. Although he certainly hasn’t ruled out running for the White House.
In the meantime, DeSantis is sending a very clear message about what Florida won’t stand for when it comes to monkeypox.
DeSantis on Fearmongering Over Monkeypox
This past Wednesday, the Florida governor held a press conference that largely centered around ending addiction. However, when a reporter questioned him about monkeypox, DeSantis was very clear about where his state stands.
The governor expressed that Florida isn’t going to allow the riling up of fear amongst the general public. After mentioning the fearmongering associated with coverage of COVID-19, DeSantis said the same approach is starting to creep in with monkeypox.
RON DESANTIS ON MONKEYPOX: “Do not listen to their nonsense. I am so sick of politicians, and we saw this with COVID, trying to sow fear into the population." pic.twitter.com/TOHtorjxLh
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 3, 2022
According to the Republican governor, he’s gotten calls from parents who are concerned about sending their kids to school for fear of them catching monkeypox.
To this end, DeSantis made it clear that Florida’s not going to use this virus to stop people from living their everyday lives or missing out on things they want to do.
Next, the governor called out left-wing states for making emergency declarations over monkeypox and rushing to bring back restrictions.
DeSantis explained that with the way things are going, blue states like California, Illinois, and New York will use these emergency declarations to violate individual liberties.
Pushback From the Left-wing Media
Just as they did with COVID-19, critics of the Florida governor are accusing him of recklessness and a disregard for people’s lives. However, in most cases, monkeypox is spread between men who are physically intimate with other men.
Gov. DeSantis on politicians scaremongering about monkeypox: We are not going to be like Fauci in the 80s, claiming that families could get AIDS by sitting and watching TV together 🔥
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) August 3, 2022
The idea that people should stop living their lives and go back into shutdown mode, owing to monkeypox, is something many Americans are glad DeSantis is standing up against.
Meanwhile, his critics continue to praise the measures being implemented in blue states.