Deutch Pressures DeSantis To Impose Stay-At-Home Order
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Deutch Pressures DeSantis To Impose Stay-At-Home Order


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.”

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:

It doesn’t appear as if DeSantis is going to be listening to Rep. Deutch or the other 9 Democratic House members.

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.