DeSantis Called an 'Unserious' Candidate for Considering RFK Jr. in his Administration

DeSantis Called an 'Unserious' Candidate for Considering RFK Jr. in his Administration

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
July 27, 2023

As Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis (R-FL) undergoes a campaign reboot, he appeared on OutKick with Clay Travis to discuss what a DeSantis administration would look like. Surprisingly, Gov. DeSantis stated that he would consider Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (RFK, Jr) to lead either the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Gov. DeSantis suggested choice to lead either of the two agencies drew criticism from Republicans such as former Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Will Hurd (R-TX).

Former Rep. Hurd called DeSantis an “unserious person” for even considering RFK Jr. for the CDC or FDA.

“Governor DeSantis says he’d consider a noted conspiracy theorist to lead the FDA or CDC under his watch. Folks, we have serious challenges in this country, and unserious people have no business leading it,” stated Hurd.

DeSantis and his campaign have zeroed in on his views concerning COVID-19 during his time as governor. DeSantis pushed back against mandates, calling them tyrannical. Should he be elected president, he says that he would like other individuals with similar views to be part of his administration.

Since announcing his presidential aspirations, RFK Jr. has faced criticism over his views regarding COVID-19 and the subsequent vaccines that were mandated across the country.

His fellow Democratic Party members in Congress, led by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) attempted to block his appearance at a committee hearing on censorship due to comments he made about the COVID-19 vaccine.

During the Travis interview, Governor DeSantis expressed that he generally aligns with RFK Jr.’s conservative views on the policies enacted during the pandemic, but “if there’s 70 percent of the issues that he may be averse to our base on, that just creates an issue.”

Moreover, former Vice President Mike Pence (R) took to Twitter/X to respond to DeSantis’ comments, criticizing RFK Jr. as a possible candidate.

“When I am President, I will only consider Pro-Life Americans to lead FDA, CDC, or HHS,” Pence affirmed, adding that “to be clear, pro-abortion Democrats like RFK Jr. would not even make the list.”

Could perhaps the two most anti-mandate candidates team up from across the aisle after the election? A miracle would be needed for either of the candidates, but it is not impossible.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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