Florida Governor Ron DeSantis became a household name over the past two years for challenging the Biden administration and left-wing media’s COVID narrative.
With the pandemic over, DeSantis is taking his critics to task.
And New York City Mayor Eric Adams was furious after he heard what Ron DeSantis had to say about him.
On Sunday, Ron DeSantis delivered a speech hosted by the Tikvah Fund and held at the Chelsea Piers entertainment center in New York City.
Originally scheduled to take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the event was relocated because DeSantis allegedly does not “align with the museum’s values.”
Of course, that didn’t stop the radical Left from trying to cancel DeSantis’ speech.
“On Sunday, the activists gathered with signs that read, ‘Say Gay,’ and, ‘Not during pride month,’ as the Republican governor spoke at the Jewish Leadership Conference, organized by the conservative Tikvah Fund group, at Chelsea Piers, a site located in a neighborhood connected to New York’s LGBT history,” Breitbart reported.
But Ron DeSantis is not one to be swayed by pressure from the Left.
Instead, DeSantis delivered a speech called, “The Florida Model and Why It’s Good for Religious Americans,” where he ripped the COVID bureaucrats for enforcing authoritarian lockdowns and mandates.
DeSantis began his address by acknowledging the protestors outside, making sure they knew they couldn’t stop him from speaking his mind.
“They can’t cancel me, I’m going to speak my mind,” DeSantis said as he opened his speech. “You know, I saw that there was a little opposition to me coming here,” he continued. “All I can tell you is this: When the Left is having a spasm, that just tells you that in Florida we are winning.”
DeSantis then touted his pro-freedom policies during the pandemic, including his refusal to shut down businesses and schools and his opposition to masks and vaccine mandates.
DeSantis specifically pointed out the difference between his policies and those of New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
Eric Adams imposed strict masks and vaccine mandates on New York City residents, including a mask mandate for preschoolers that just ended this week.
“Now I know New York for a long time, until very recently, force-masked these toddlers, which I think, quite frankly, is inhumane,” DeSantis said about Adams’ policies. “And so we would never impose those policies in the state of Florida.”
DeSantis also talked about the importance of fighting against the “wokeness” in his state, which he called a “cancer.”
“We have said that the state of Florida is not going to be overrun by woke ideology. It’s just not going to happen,” DeSantis said. “I think it’s a cancer, I think it will destroy this country if it’s able to get more of a foothold than it already has.”
DeSantis concluded his speech by addressing the Parental Rights in Education Bill he signed into law that bans the teaching of gender and sexuality to children in kindergarten through third grade.
“My duty and my oath of office was to not subcontract out responsibility to a corporation based in Burbank, California,” DeSantis said in a reference to Disney attempting to stop him from signing the Parental Rights in Education Bill into law.
“That is not going to happen, they’re not going to run this state,” DeSantis added.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.