This week, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) addressed Floridians, which was met with both praise and criticism. The sunshine state continues to deal with the deadly threat of the Coronavirus, and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R) announced that a Shelter-in-Place order is effective immediately.
In response, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are chiming in, and now more than ever they are making pleas to the Federal Government to assist in any way possible.
This morning, Senator Rick Scott (R), who is currently self-isolating after possibly coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the Coronavirus, shared his thoughts on Twitter, noting that “while the Federal Reserve has been working with financial institutions to provide relief for customers, there’s still more to be done.”
While the Federal Reserve has been working with financial institutions to provide relief for customers, there’s still more to be done.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) March 25, 2020
He then urged the Federal Reserve “to do everything in its power to support moratoriums for Americans & small businesses on financial transactions.”
On the contrary, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) set his sights on Governor DeSantis, sharing on social media a letter directed to the Governor.
Rep. Deutch asserts that “we cannot wait,” and “we cannot leave this decision to county and local governments.”
Arguing that Governor DeSantis’ leadership is needed during this time of crisis, the Florida Democrat called for the Governor “to immediately issue a statewide shelter-in-place order.”
The letter can be read below:
We cannot wait.
We cannot leave this decision to county and local governments.
We need your leadership.
We strongly urge you to immediately issue a statewide shelter-in-place order.
READ our letter here: pic.twitter.com/ufVBbkRodN
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) March 25, 2020
It doesn’t appear as if DeSantis is going to be listening to Rep. Deutch or the other 9 Democratic House members.