As the mainstream media furthers their tirade of bad press on Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), criticisms of his job as governor have not only been tied to COVID-19 but now economics. US Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) has called Florida under DeSantis a “Do Not Travel” state.
In a recent piece written by Forbes, 39 out of 50 states meet the CDC criteria for the classification of a “Do Not Travel” state. Obviously, Florida was listed as one of them with 66 out of the 67 Florida counties being in the red zone, indicating the highest risk.
The recent publication caught the eye of top Florida Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who like the rest of the national media and Democrats have pinned sole responsibility on DeSantis’ job as governor.
Wasserman-Schultz tweeted the article, indicating what being a “Do Not Travel” state could mean for Florida’s economy. The Wasserman Schultz tweeted Governor DeSantis has “put Florida’s economy in peril.” Adding “In 2019, out-of-state visitors added $96.5 BILLION to Florida’s economy.”
FL @GovRonDeSantis continues to put Florida's economy in peril. In 2019, out-of-state visitors added
$96.5 BILLION to Florida’s economy. If the CDC applied its own standard to individual states, Florida would be flagged as a “Do Not Travel” destination. https://t.co/cZYxuDdLXf
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) August 13, 2021
The CDC has flagged individual nations such as Greece as “Do Not Travel” destinations, however, Wasserman-Schultz claims that if the same standard was applied to states, Florida would be more than fitting of the title.
However, this isn’t the first time Wasserman-Schultz has singled out Florida’s governor. The Floridian previously reported that the Congresswoman called Governor DeSantis “Dumb” and “Deadly.”
With claims like these being made like clockwork through the media and top Democrats across the country, is this truly a cry for doing the right thing, or simply setting the stage to smear a possible DeSantis presidential run?