The White House has targeted GOP officials for the increase in covid cases. Speaking from the White House this Tuesday, President Biden specifically blamed Florida and Texas.
He went on to declare that, “only two states, Texas and Florida, account for one third of new covid cases in the whole nation.”
Biden went on to denounce what he said was “bad” policy from the governors who have declared that masks and vaccinations are optional. He then ordered them both to “get out of the way.”
“I ask these governors to please help,” he said. “If you are not going to help at least get out of the way of those who are attempting to do the right thing.”
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) July 29, 2021
Critics were fast to refute Joe Biden’s claims by saying they were ill informed and politically triggered. Many have mentioned the fact that over 100,000 illegals showed up in Texas just last month. Many of whom were positive for coronavirus or had viral symptoms.
On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who got the target on his back as rumors circulate of his possible 2024 presidential bid, warned Biden’s interventions have “failed over and over again throughout this crisis.”
DeSantis went on to issue the facts by saying that hospital admissions in Florida were slowing down and coronavirus mortality is also going down.
Biden’s jockeying with the governors of Florida and Texas comes as news has broken about his long-time ally and NY Governor, Andrew Cuomo, being discovered to be guilty of sexual harassment.
The investigation into the Governor will not lead to charges since sexual harassment is a civil case and not a criminal case. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences. According to Biden, it is time for Governor Cuomo to leave office.
Biden was talking to reporters when he said he stood by his previous comment that Gov. Cuomo should resign if the sexual harassment investigation found that his accusers were telling the truth.
“I stand by my comment,” said Biden. When asked directly if he believes Governor Cuomo should resign, he simply said, “Yes.”
Author: Blake Ambrose