Before the most historic storm in 500 years made landfall, a resentful and jealous Democratic Joe Biden tried to ignore Florida’s Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, sending a clear message to the proponent of America First that he intended to withhold support and aid from the Red State despite the immense suffering of its citizens. Biden was defeated by DeSantis, who just shared his narrative to the media.
DeSantis, who recently appeared on Fox News, detailed to the program’s hosts how he was able to persuade Biden to finally assist the state’s recovery efforts to aid Floridians after Hurricane Ian inflicted extensive damage last month.
Biden was at ease with boasting about his efforts to local officials, telling them that no one “Fs with Bidens” when he thought he was not being filmed, while using taxpayer money to benefit his supporters.
“The Republican governor’s justification follows Biden’s original refusal to phone him prior to Hurricane Ian making landfall, despite the fact that he took the time to call many Democratic mayors in the area. After receiving criticism for appearing to prioritize politics before the lives and safety of Americans, Biden eventually contacted DeSantis, Jon Doughtery of Conservative Brief wrote.
“Well, I’ll tell you what. I mean, what I told him is that the media was making a big deal that he wasn’t talking to me or whatever, and I told him, I was like, ‘Look, I want to work together for these people. Because these people are from all walks of life. Republicans, Democrats, they expect us to be able to put our differences aside,’” DeSantis told Fox News.
“But you’ve got to be willing to work together to help folks. And so I think the response from local, state, and federal has been pretty seamless,” he added. “And I think that’s a testament that, you know what, we as a country can get things done when it counts.”
With additional details, The Daily Wire reported:
When Biden still hadn’t gotten in touch with the governor before Hurricane Ian, which was approaching Category 5 status, made landfall in late September, DeSantis called him out.
DeSantis made his comments after Biden had separate phone conversations with the mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Jane Castor, Ken Welch, and Frank Hibbard. The president’s conversation with DeSantis was not mentioned in a formal White House readout of the calls.
“So I have not personally spoken with the president, but FEMA has approved our pre-landfall request,” DeSantis said during a press conference ahead of the storm making landfall. “We feel like we have a good relationship with FEMA. You know, I’m happy to brief the president if he’s interested in hearing what we’re doing in Florida, you know, my view on all this is like you got people’s lives at stake, you got their property at stake, and we don’t have time for pettiness. We got to work together to make sure we’re doing the best job for them.”
To prove that people can put politics to the side in a time of catastrophe, the two lawmakers who disagree on almost every policy topic did have some things to say about one another in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s damage.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
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