The president of America’s second-largest instructor’s union claimed Wednesday that “millions” of Floridians are going to die due to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was responding to DeSantis promoting “Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise.
“Disgusting. Millions of Floridians are going to die for Ron DeSantis’ ignorance and he’s choosing to profit from it,” Weingarten stated in a tweet. “He doesn’t care about Floridians; he cares about furthering his own cruel agenda.”
Disgusting. Millions of Floridians are going to die for Ron DeSantis’ ignorance and he’s selecting to revenue from it. He doesn’t care about Floridians; he cares about furthering his personal merciless agenda. https://t.co/0HnxB3WlZ4
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 14, 2021
The state of Florida at present has 38,282 deaths from COVID-19 and a loss of life fee from the virus under the nationwide common. The total U.S. sits under a million deaths at 623,777.
The governor’s press secretary Christina Pushaw responded with a tweet of her personal ripping into Weingarten for advocating to maintain faculties closed regardless of science suggesting they didn’t contribute to the unfold of the virus.
“Randi Weingarten ruined the education of millions of kids by keeping them out of school for more than a year based on a conspiracy theory,” Pushaw stated.
Florida’s COVID loss of life fee is decrease than the nationwide common, and in contrast to the Governor of New York, we don’t fudge the numbers. Meanwhile, Randi Weingarten ruined the training of hundreds of thousands of youngsters by protecting them out of college for greater than a yr primarily based on a conspiracy concept https://t.co/yfdLCk5Kq4
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) July 14, 2021
Weingarten additionally obtained backlash after it was revealed that her union, together with the National Education Association, coordinated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on drafting faculty reopening steering. (RELATED: Teachers’ Union President Compares Push To Reopen Schools To Capitol Riots, White Supremacy)
DeSantis has obtained reward from conservatives for his resistance to extended COVID-19 lockdowns and protecting faculties open for the complete yr.