During a roundtable discussion in Miami on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) slammed White House press secretary Jen Psaki for lying about Florida’s handling of the coronavirus, asserting that she “lies through her teeth every single day” in defense of the Biden administration’s actions.
“The White House press secretary stands in front of that podium and lies through her teeth every single day and usually about the state of Florida. The other day, she said Florida hasn’t done enough to get schools open,” DeSantis began.
“Are you kidding me? I remember them criticizing me when we did this almost two years ago. We were the only big state to have every school district open for in-person, and we did that way before Biden was even president. We didn’t need the Biden stimulus money for that. We did it. We opened them, and yet they’re saying Florida didn’t do it,” he said, pointing to the cool closures across the country.
“You don’t see that happening here like you do there, and yet that’s what they do. And so recently, she said that monoclonals do not work — definitely do not work — against omicron and they have really bad side effects,” he continued,
He added that it is a “a lie designed to buttress politically a position that they have taken, which is just indefensible as a matter of policy, as a matter of basic decency for people.”