Charlie Crist is making his final appeal to Florida voters.
A desperate Crist is willing to say just about anything to pick up a vote.
And Charlie Crist got caught making one promise on camera that will infuriate the majority of Florida voters.
Charlie Crist was hoping that Joe Biden’s trip to Florida on Tuesday would serve as a momentum boost for his campaign in the final days before Tuesday’s election.
But on Wednesday, a video surfaced on social media from a campaign event earlier this year where Charlie Crist confirmed his support for imposing mask mandates in Florida.
While speaking to a group in Wilton Manors, Florida, a voter asked Crist if he would be “open to mandating or regulating masks” if elected as Governor.
“I would be open to doing what scientists advise — not political scientists,” Crist said, before telling the audience that he planned to wear a mask on the plane for an upcoming trip to Orlando even though it was not required.
After the video went viral on social media, Charlie Crist was forced to respond during an event when DeSantis War Room staff member Chris Nelson asked if he supported mask mandates for children.
“Mr. Crist, you recently at a press conference said that you would reimplement mask mandates,” Nelson said after Crist asked if anyone had a question.
“Does that include mask mandates for kids?” Nelson asked.
Not only do masks fail to prevent the spread of COVID, but studies show they also harm children’s educational and social development.
However, Crist ignored him and walked away without answering the question.
“Very sad you can’t even answer,” Nelson said as Crist was ushered away by his staff into a vehicle. “Very sad,” Nelson continued, before adding that “Ron DeSantis answered my questions.”
“Very sad and very telling right there that he won’t answer my question,” Nelson concluded.
Today, @CharlieCrist refused to answer questions about whether he would enact a mask mandate for children to attend school. But from his past statements, we know he would.
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 #FloridaStrong (@DeSantisWarRoom) November 2, 2022
COVID mandates and restrictions are a losing issue for Democrats.
One of the reasons for DeSantis’ high approval ratings is because Floridians appreciate him standing up and rejecting lockdowns and mandates during the pandemic.
Florida voters do not want pandemic tyranny.
And a video of Charlie Crist supporting mask mandates just went viral at the worst possible time for the Democrats.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.