‘Cowardly Failure in Leadership’
Florida is the only state in the nation with 5000 or more coronavirus cases that does not have a stay at home order. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who refused to shut down the state’s beaches in an effort to grab spring break cash from college students, has been under growing pressure to issue the executive order.
He finally has – although it is far more limited than those in other states.
The stay at home order will be state-wide, and will go into effect Thursday at midnight, lasting for 30 days. It is focused on “individuals, and it is not telling non-essential businesses to shut down entirely. He says those businesses can still make deliveries or things of that nature, but people cannot congregate in the business itself,” WCTV reports.
DeSantis, who is closely tied to President Donald Trump, claimed he had not issued the order because Trump had not instructed him to do so.
“On Tuesday, DeSantis said at a news conference that he had no plans to issue a statewide order because the White House had not told him to do so,” The Washington Post reported.
Also Tuesday, President Donald Trump called DeSantis “a great governor who knows exactly what he’s doing.”
Florida is home to huge numbers of people, including seniors, who are at extreme risk of death from coronavirus.
Knowing the state’s electoral college votes could determine the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Trump has paid special attention to Florida and its new GOP governor. The Trump administration has ensured that Florida, unlike many blue states, has received all of its requested medical equipment and supplies, including PPE.
There are currently 7000 coronavirus cases in the Sunshine State, 900 people have been hospitalized, and 86 have died.
One attorney says his lawsuit against DeSantis to shut down the state did the trick:
keep fighting until the state in its entirety is closed.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) April 1, 2020
On social media many are furious. DeSantis is being called “a flailing, derelict governor.”
difficult to exaggerate the extent of desantis’ failure here. a flailing, derelict governor who doesn’t know what to do now that his job requires more from him than just entrenching GOP rule and leasing the state to his rich buddies https://t.co/O4clYv2Lm6
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) April 1, 2020
It is about time @RonDeSantisFL that you are issuing stay-at-home order for entire state of Florida. Sadly, it may be too late and the spread now harder to contain. People will die as a result of this delay.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) April 1, 2020
It’s a staggering, cowardly failure in leadership that it took @GovRonDeSantis this long to do the obvious thing. Thousands of people will die because he didn’t want to disrupt spring break. Just a travesty. https://t.co/Gm1BeSffy3
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) April 1, 2020
Two weeks after the horse escaped and got on a plane back to the Midwest, Governor DeSantis is closing the barn door with millions of vulnerable seniors to clean up the mess. https://t.co/oCGTntQahq
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) April 1, 2020
How many people will die because Ron Desantis is a coward? https://t.co/hfXZ813kaj
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 1, 2020
Ron DeSantis is only know ordering Florida to stay at home, weeks later than experts suggested.
Sadly, I think the state’s residents will suffer for his grandstanding.
— Brian O’Sullivan (@osullivanauthor) April 1, 2020
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) April 1, 2020
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CPAC Cancels QAnon-Promoting Speaker Who Links Christianity to Pedophilia and ‘Caucasians’ to ‘Bestiality’
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is this week, and it will feature ex-President Donald Trump as its keynote speaker – the first time he will speak in public since President Joe Biden was inaugurated.
The theme of this year’s event is “America uncanceled,” which is ironic since the organization that runs CPAC, Matt Schlapp‘s American Conservative Union, just canceled one of its scheduled speakers.
That speaker, Young Pharaoh, has made statements CPAC is now calling “reprehensible.”
We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization. The individual will not be participating at our conference.
— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) February 22, 2021
On Twitter Young Pharaoh repeatedly posts about pedophilia, including linking it to LGBTQ people, Christianity, and the Biden family. Some of his tweets appear to echo QAnon and other conspiracy theories.
I JUST FINISHED A VIDEO OF A 20 YEAR #HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR COMFIRMING THAT #SATANIC ELITES ALL AROUND THE WORLD SACRIFICE CHILDREN IN A 150 #BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY OF #SATANISM & #PEDOPHILIA.. THEY USE #CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE THE CLOSEST TO GODS CREATION#DESTROYTHEM #NOW
— Young Pharaoh™ 𓂀 (@PHARAOH_ATEN_) August 3, 2020
He’s also linked “caucasians” to bestiality.
Media Matters reports Young Pharaoh “has told followers that Judaism is a ‘complete lie’ and ‘made up for political gain,’ said that Jewish people are ‘thieving fake Jews,’ tweeted that ‘all the censorship & pedophilia on social media is being done by Israeli Jews,’ and claimed that ‘all of these big tech [companies], media, & social media platforms are controlled by CCP & Israel through Jewish CEO & corrupt Democrats.'”
“He’s additionally promoted the QAnon and Pizzagate conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that coronavirus vaccines will ‘alter your DNA.'”
Some more examples:
Here are two recent tweets from Young Pharaoh, who is scheduled to speak at this week’s @CPAC conference.
In one, he said “Christianity is based upon pedophilia.” In another, he said that the “intellectual property of Caucasian people” is pedophilia and beastiality. pic.twitter.com/XfFQteDpIL
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) February 22, 2021
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