DeSantis Takes Shots at Fauci in State of the State Address

DeSantis Takes Shots at Fauci in State of the State Address

DeSantis brands Florida the,

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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January 11, 2022

Tallahassee, FL - Today's State of the State Address before the Florida House, was always poised to be a politically-charge speech.   Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) delivered, opening up his State of the State Address by taking shots at Dr. Anthony Fauci and the federal government.

After some brief ceremonial formalities, the Gov. DeSantis quickly jumped to the issue that has made his administration known nationally, branding Florida, "the freeist state in these United States," adding, "While so many around the country have consigned the people’s
rights to the graveyard, Florida has stood as freedom’s vanguard."

Governor DeSantis even went as far as to characterize Florida as, "the escape hatch for those chafing under authoritarian, arbitrary and seemingly never-ending mandates and restrictions."

"Even today, across the nation we see students denied an education due to reckless, politically-motivated school closures, workers denied employment due to heavy-handed mandates, and Americans denied freedoms due to a coercive biomedical apparatus," said DeSantis.

The policies referred to here, DeSantis labeled as, "ineffective," and, "Faucian declarations."  The governor then made the impactful declaration that Florida is the "rock of freedom.  And it is upon this rock we must build Florida's future."

The DeSantis administration has been busy pushing back against disputes over accusations of "stockpiling" tests.  The Floridian confirmed that there had been between 800 thousand and 1 million expired COVID-19 tests kept in a warehouse.  However, the governor recently fired back at the federal government, blaming their failures, "on a lack of monoclonal and therapeutic treatments for COVID-19."

Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a Junior at Florida State University studying Political Science and has lived in Florida for 16 years. He has previously been awarded the "Spirit of the American Legion" award and is a lifetime member of the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars. Outside of the classroom and writing, he is on the FSU Mock Trial team, and enjoys reading and studying: American history, politics, and comparative religion, while being a full time Patriots fan.

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