Right now, the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, is working around the clock to help his people.
With Hurricane Ian moving on, the state is racing to provide rescue and recovery efforts. Florida has its own response funds–but, like every other state–it is requesting federal aid.
But the far-left jackals are using this natural disaster to slam the popular governor.
From The Western Journal:
A few of “The View” hosts somehow believe GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis being grateful for the Biden administration helping respond to Hurricane Ian is the equivalent of him acquiescing to socialism.
The old crones on The View equated hurricane relief as “socialism,” proving–once again–they have no clue what they are talking about.
Other Democrats tried to reach back to 2013 to slam DeSantis. They appeared to be criticizing his request for aid today when he voted against a massive spending bill when he was a congressman.
From The Hill:
As Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida on Wednesday, several public officials from New York criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for voting against federal aid for Hurricane Sandy when he was a congressman.
As usual, Democrats are trying to rewrite history. DeSantis did vote to send aid to Hurricane Sandy victims.
But he, as well as other Republicans, rejected an extended $50 billion bill that had little to do with Sandy–and was loaded with pork.
Ted Cruz slammed the bill at the time.
From The Washington Post:
“The problem with that particular bill is it became a $50 billion bill that was filled with unrelated pork. Two-thirds of that bill had nothing to do with Sandy.”
— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), interview with NBC’s Katy Tur, Aug. 28, 2017
So, it looks like Democrats are wrong in their attacks against Florida’s DeSantis.
As with all states, he requested federal aid in the walk of a once-in-500-years event. Hurricane Ian was one of the strongest storms to make landfall.
Every administration, be it Republican or Democrat, provides federal aid in these cases. This is not socialism, as it has nothing to do with Big Government controlling private businesses.
Funny how Democrats don’t even understand their own policies.
New York Democrats even tried to use the storm to attack DeSantis politically. Sounding like spoiled, rotten children, they tried to slander DeSantis over his vote against a $50 billion bill in 2013.
The bill was touted as aid to Hurricane Sandy victims. Instead, only a fraction of that money would go to help Americans.
As usual, D.C. swamp-dwellers used the crisis at the time to load the bill with wasteful pork. Something that a conscientious lawmaker like DeSantis could not support.
But it’s pretty despicable for Democrats–who are unaffected by the chaos of Hurricane Ian–to criticize a leader working to save his people.
When was the last time these New York Democrats did anything to help their people?
- Democrats tried to bash DeSantis in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
- New York Dems accused DeSantis of voting against Sandy aid in 2013.
- The $50 billion bill had little aid but plenty of pork, according to Republican lawmakers.