On Thursday, a poster with the message “Florida is on fire, and Ron is absent” flew above Miami and South Beach. The Conservative state governor, Ron DeSantis, has allegedly been fired for making few media speeches during the COVID-19 upsurge.
The message is displayed in the black text above a clear blue sky in the banner’s film, funded by the social advocacy group Remove Ron and shared on Twitter by people including Occupy Democrats executive director Grant Stern and former congresswoman and fellow Eric Feigl-Ding.
During a period whenever an estimated 1 in 4 Miami-Dade County citizens have screened positive for coronavirus, condemnation of DeSantis has increased as COVID-19 has increased in his state and hit its world’s highest case number on Thursday with 77,848.
What Florida Politics Stated?
According to Florida Politics, DeSantis last conducted a press briefing on December 17 and has not appeared in front of the public since, save for a FOX News broadcast. Democrats have criticized him for how he handled the outbreak in Florida.
According to Reuters, Democratic Mayor of Orange County Jerry Prompts stated the statement at a press conference held recently.
“He signed into law legislation that effectively prohibited local governments from being able to take charge and lead in our fight against Covid-19.”
“Our residents, all Florida residents should be outraged, and they should ask the question, now, where’s our state? Where’s our governor? Where is Ron DeSantis now? When was the last time you saw the governor do a press briefing regarding COVID-19?”
Christina Pushaw, the mayor’s press secretary, tweeted on Thursday that DeSantis’ wife is fighting cancer, and they have three kids between the ages of one and five.
“It’s not surprising if he wants to take a few days off at Christmas to spend time with his family.”
When The Situation Came Under Attention?
The situation came under more attention when DeSantis’ official Twitter profile shared images of the governors that were shot many days earlier without mentioning the gap in time between the photo’s capture and publishing date.
In response, Ron DeSantis is still alive as of December 17. #WhereIsRon tweeted Stern of Occupy Democrats.
Press releases detailing the governor’s activity since December 17 have been published on the governor’s site.
For example, a press release from December 22 stated that DeSantis had appointed 14 people to the Florida Belief and Society Advisory Council.