Aug 19, 2021
Ron DeSantis Criticizes Biden Over Kids Wearing Masks in School Transcript
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized President Joe Biden for focusing on mask mandates for children in schools while the “world burns.” Read the transcript of his remarks here.
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Governor DeSantis: (00:00)
You look around the country, you look around the world right now. We have Americans that are just being hung out to dry and Afghanistan. Got billions of dollars of military equipment that’s basically just being gifted to terrorist groups, things that the taxpayers paid for, things that our men and women used. You look at the border, people just pouring in. They don’t even tell you where they’re bringing these people. We figured out they dumped people in Jacksonville, some of these other places. It’s totally out of control. We’ve never seen anything like what we’re seeing now. You look at inflation, the prices are going out of control, particularly gas prices. That’s putting a huge hamper on working people having to pay so much when they’re going to get gas.
Governor DeSantis: (00:44)
So you have all these problems. And yet the white house and Biden, their number one issue is they’re so intent on having the government force kindergartners, first graders to have to wear masks for eight hours a day. They want to take that decision away from the parent, and they want to vest that in local government. We obviously think the parents are the ones under our state law with the Parents Bill of Rights that have that decision. But put that aside, of all the things you could be dealing with, you’re choosing to do this, and basically just playing footsie with the unions to try to create political issues?
Governor DeSantis: (01:25)
It’s a lack of leadership and meanwhile, while … Hey, come here. So meanwhile of all the world burns and while parts of our country burn, you have this obsession that a little five-year-old should not be able to go to school without wearing that mask for eight hours a day. And just as a parent, I’m offended that the federal government thinks that they know better than we do as parents and in Florida, we want to make sure that we’re standing by our parents.