Ron DeSantis Tells Reporter To Stop Asking “Nonsense” Question
(TheRedWire.com) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday, September 26, while then-Tropical Storm Ian was over the southern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it would intensify. On Tuesday, the conservative governor shot back strongly at a reporter who stated FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell expressed concern the Sunshine State wasn’t ready for the massive weather system. He replied, “give me a break,” to the reporter and said the allegation was “nonsense.”
DeSantis reminded the reporter that he declared a state of emergency before the hurricane and encouraged the journalist to stop politicizing the hurricane. The governor said he understood some would attack him, but they shouldn’t criticize those who work hard. DeSantis said he was in close contact with FEMA and had a great relationship with them as they prepared for the storm under a cloud of uncertainty.
"Stop it. We declared a state of emergency when this thing wasn’t even formed.”https://t.co/3XESMOs5cV
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 28, 2022
The governor hit President Joe Biden for not communicating with him, yet he found time to talk with several Florida mayors. Soon after, Biden called DeSantis. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted the two leaders agreed to coordinate closely.
President Biden spoke this evening with Governor DeSantis of Florida to discuss the steps the Federal government is taking to help Florida prepare for Hurricane Ian. The President and the Governor committed to continued close coordination.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) September 27, 2022
The governor stated while people’s lives and property were at stake, there wasn’t “time for pettiness.” He added that the federal government and state needed to work together and emphasized he was available at any time.
Copyright 2022, TheRedWire.com