White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to the broadsides from Gov. Ron DeSantis aimed at President Joe Biden on Wednesday after the president highlighted the skyrocketing number of Covid cases in Florida and Texas. Together, the states account for one-third of all new cases nationwide. On Tuesday Biden urged Republican officials in those states to adhere to public guidelines.
“Some governors aren’t willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic, Biden said. “And they should allow businesses and universities who want to do the right thing to be able to do it.”
DeSantis didn’t take kindly to the advice.