Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign announced it is selling new shirts pointing out the hypocrisy of Democrats seen vacationing in Florida while imposing lockdowns and restrictions on their own states.
At a press conference last week, DeSantis called out the hypocrisy of Democrats, saying, “If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man, let me tell you.” He added, “I mean, Congress people, mayors, governors, I mean you name it.”
The governor’s comments came after several notable Democrat lawmakers were seen recently vacationing in Florida without masks, while forcing their own constituents to wear masks in their own states.
The DeSantis campaign is already capitalizing on the Democrats’ hypocrisy, creating brand new t-shirts available to purchase through the governor’s reelection campaign website.
The “Escape to Florida” t-shirts are being advertised as “The Lockdown Libs Tour.” Included on the back of the shirts is a list of cities where prominent liberals were spotted “escaping to Florida” and ignoring their own mandates. The shirt also includes a quote saying, “We don’t blame you…we like freedom too,” as well as a DeSantis campaign logo on the bottom of the shirt.
Gov. DeSantis has publicly addressed the issue of Democrat lawmakers escaping to Florida many times, using it as a way to promote the state of Florida and boost his reelection campaign. The Republican governor has explained, “It’s interesting the reception that some of these folks will get in Florida, because I think a lot of Floridians say wait a minute, you’re bashing us because we’re not doing your draconian policies, and yet we’re the first place you want to flee to, to basically to be able to enjoy life.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. was recently spotted in Florida enjoying the very freedoms that Democrat lawmakers have taken away from American citizens. While she has supported the tyrannical Covid-19 policies of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and current Gov. Kathy Hochul, AOC clearly prefers to enjoy the freedoms of Florida for herself.
In addition to AOC, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., was recently spotted in a Miami Beach hotel without a mask after blaming Republicans as the reason for increased Covid-19 cases. Swalwell appears to believe that Republicans are responsible for prolonging the pandemic, yet he is perfectly fine with enjoying the freedom of Republican states like Florida instead of remaining in his Democrat-controlled home state of California.
Once again, the Democrats’ hypocrisy has been exposed, allowing for Gov. DeSantis to lead on the issue.
Although recent headlines have been focused on Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Swalwell, DeSantis said in his press conference, “There are probably about a half dozen governors who had restrictions on their people and then were spotted at various points in Florida. Some of it’s been public, some of it’s not been public, but you know people tell me these things.”
The governor has continued to welcome liberals into his state with enthusiasm, despite their blatant hypocrisy, saying, “I’m happy though that Florida’s a place where people know they can come and they can live like normal people, they can make their own decisions.”
As Democrat lawmakers continue to impose restrictions on American freedoms while escaping to the freedom of Florida for themselves, DeSantis continues to defend the freedoms of millions of Americans.