Ron DeSantis and Joe Biden have been locked in a war of words.
The President decided to escalate their feud.
And a DeSantis official revealed this sinister plot against Florida by Joe Biden.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was put in the crosshairs of President Joe Biden as he prepared to launch his Presidential campaign.
A Florida official said the state was targeted by Biden with Medicaid audits to harass DeSantis.
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Jason Weida said that the government watchdog group Government Accountability & Oversight uncovered emails that showed that Florida, Texas, and Missouri were audited by the federal government for alleged improper use of federal money for Medicaid.
“For the past three years the Biden administration has targeted Florida at every opportunity, and these emails make it abundantly clear, they are afraid of Gov. DeSantis,” Weida said in a statement. “Auditing our rule changes is only the tip of the iceberg. We have seen Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intentionally craft FAQs, send letters, and make rule clarifications that intentionally target how Florida runs its fiscally conservative programs. The constant federal interference creates a chilling effect that is designed to prevent other states from following Florida’s lead.”
Government Accountability & Oversight attorney Chris Horner told The National Review that Florida’s Medicaid program was put under the microscope when it became clear that DeSantis would be a Presidential candidate.
“CMS targeted Florida at the same time Governor DeSantis’s candidacy to be the Republican presidential nominee was ascendant, and the media was reporting that ‘the prospect of facing upstart Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is prompting whispers of angst within Democratic circles,” Horner said.
Florida, Texas, and Missouri were audited by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for allegedly improperly using federal money in their Medicaid programs.
Government Accountability & Oversight said that blue states like California that had similarly run Medicaid programs were not audited by the Biden administration.
California Governor Gavin Newsom is a political ally of Biden and a surrogate for the President’s re-election campaign.
“CMS is focusing on ‘red states’, ones that have been particular thorns in the Biden administration’s side, no less: Florida (surprise!), Missouri, and Texas, while neglecting to apply the same standards to blue states,” Government Accountability & Oversight said.
The audit of Florida is still ongoing, and the state has sued the federal government in court over it.
The Biden administration began targeting Florida as the President and DeSantis began trading barbs during the pandemic.
Florida had its share of life-saving monoclonal antibody treatments restricted by the federal government in 2021, after DeSantis became an outspoken critic of Biden’s pandemic policy.
The federal government has been weaponized against Florida because Ron DeSantis emerged as a top political opponent of Joe Biden.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.