One would imagine that after over a year into this pandemic liberals would give up going after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis but that is not the case.
DeSantis is up for re-election and his campaign recently announced new merchandise that infuriated the left.
NEW TODAY: Our team just dropped EXCLUSIVE merchandise on our brand-new @WINRED storefront.
Trust us… You don’t want to miss out on this. 👀
— Team DeSantis (@teamrondesantis) July 12, 2021
The “Don’t Fauci My Florida” t-shirt really got under their skin especially Teachers Union President Randi Weingarten.
“Disgusting. Millions of Floridians are going to die for Ron DeSantis’ ignorance and he’s choosing to profit from it,” Weingarten claimed. “He doesn’t care about Floridians; he cares about furthering his own cruel agenda.”
Disgusting. Millions of Floridians are going to die for Ron DeSantis’ ignorance and he’s choosing to profit from it. He doesn’t care about Floridians; he cares about furthering his own cruel agenda. https://t.co/0HnxB3WlZ4
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 14, 2021
As we reported earlier this week, teachers unions are in a war with DeSantis because they must go back to work like everyone else.
Then this funny little thing called science/data (the real kind) got in the way causing Weingarten to backpedal.
DeSantis press secretary pointed out that Florida’s COVID death rate is lower than the national average and doesn’t tweak the numbers like Cuomo.
Florida’s COVID death rate is lower than the national average, and unlike the Governor of New York, we don’t fudge the numbers. Meanwhile, Randi Weingarten ruined the education of millions of kids by keeping them out of school for more than a year based on a conspiracy theory https://t.co/yfdLCk5Kq4
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) July 14, 2021
It only got worse for Weingarten from there as many pointed out Florida, a more populated state than New York has seen about 38,000 COVID deaths compared to 53,000 deaths in the empire state.
Since the start of the pandemic, only about 38,000 Floridians have died of COVID in total.
At a minimum, you are literally saying “50 times as many people in Florida will die in the future because of this.”
Kinda sad that you’re supposed to help kids learn math. pic.twitter.com/HeFNUWIJeC
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) July 14, 2021
The backlash forced Weingarten to do a 180 although she wouldn’t apologize to DeSantis.
You are all probably right… I shouldn’t have said millions.. I should have just said DeSantis was wrong to do this.. Fauci is an amazing public servant. He shoudn’t be mocked. But I shouldn’t engage in that kind of hyperbole either. My bad… https://t.co/uIGVbPxplA
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 15, 2021