Ron DeSantis Warns Democrats: ‘I Have Only Begun To Fight’
'When it came right down to it, we chose freedom over Fauci-ism'
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has hinted at his future plans in politics with a veiled warning to Democrats that he has just begun to fight.
Speaking to numerous 750 GOP activists and officials at the Republican Committee of Allegheny County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner, DeSantis touted his various accomplishments before ending his speech with his plans.
“I can tell you this: In the state of Florida, with me as governor, I have only begun to fight,” DeSantis said to massive applause.
A local pastor at the event noted that DeSantis would make a great next president of the United States, which gained more applause.
DeSantis highlighted his battles against progressive activists and Democrat politicians.
He also touted his new legislation addressing big tech censorship and his support for the police and education free of critical race theory courses.
DeSantis also noted Florida’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida had one of the lightest responses to the coronavirus while prioritizing the protection of those most vulnerable to the disease.
“All I can say to any state that has not followed suit: Open your state, open your schools, end these mask mandates, let people live and thrive,” DeSantis said, according to CNN.
“When it came right down to it, we chose freedom over Fauci-ism.”
A May poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce revealed that DeSantis has a strong base of support among registered voters, 55% approving of his leadership and 40% disapproving.
DeSantis is noted for his criticism of the Biden administration, especially over President Joe Biden’s rhetoric related to COVID-19.
DeSantis accused the Biden administration of being “anti-science” after the CDC suggested using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over six cases of blood clots out of 7 million vaccinations.
“I think there have been two very harmful things that have been done recently, in terms of increasing vaccine hesitancy,” DeSantis said.
“The first was how the FDA and CDC handled the Johnson and Johnson [vaccine]. Look, when you’re dealing with these vaccines, you always want to see if there’s an issue."
“The fact of the matter is, that is an anti-science posture, to say that we need all these restrictions even with mass vaccination. Because the numbers of the vaccines are better than the clinical trials were, in terms of the effectiveness,” DeSantis said. "
"If you look at CDC, I think they have over 95 million people have now been vaccinated. The number of people that have been re-infected or infected after vaccine, has been way less than one-tenth of 1%. These numbers are about as good as you could possibly hope for."
"So my message is the vaccines protect you, get vaccinated, and then live your life as if you’re protected. You don’t have to chafe under restrictions infinitum.”