Florida Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) recent tweet about Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump served two purposes: to be funny and question DeSantis’ “leadership.”
When President Trump stated during a White House coronavirus daily briefing questioned if there was something available like injecting a disinfectant inside humans to fight the COVID-19 virus, media outlets and Democrats like Rep. Mucarsel-Powell pounced, questioning the president’s leadership once again.
Here is what Trump said:
“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell stated that because she felt Gov. DeSantis “has blindly followed the President’s “leadership “ during this crisis,” she was going to suggest to Floridians to not inject themselves “with bleach or Lysol.”
House Democrats have been very critical of DeSantis, especially for not immediately closing down the state after the pandemic broke out across the U.S. Now that DeSantis and his Reopen Florida Task Force are on the verge of reopening the state or at least certain segments of the state economy, Democrats will be looking to capitalize on any missteps or mistakes made.
Since @GovRonDeSantis has blindly followed the President's "leadership" during this crisis, I'm just going to get ahead of this one –
Floridians, please don't inject yourselves with bleach or lysol.
— Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (@RepDMP) April 24, 2020
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida continuing to decrease, Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Re-Open Florida Task Forces continue to strategize on which sectors of the state economy to reopen first, and it appears as if the medical community will be first in line.
DeSantis has already said that he would like to see elective medical procedures start up again.
“I think certainly we are going to need to do that,” said DeSantis “These elective procedures really do affect patients health, you are talking about screenings, you are talking about things that are really important.”