Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis revealed his answer for standing up to the media and the Democrats’ constant attacks – “stand your ground.”
DeSantis sat down with Fox News host Mark Levin who noted that DeSantis has been the target of the media and Democrats because he has been so effective.
“If you stand your ground, if you lead, if you don’t back down and just stand for the right things, there’s a groundswell of folks who will have your back,” the governor expressed.
Levin pointed out, “You know, the bigger picture here, there’s a lot of governors — at least 50 last time I checked — there’s many Republican governors. Yet you are the focus. So I suspect if you are an ineffective governor, you wouldn’t threaten the left-wing media, the Democrat party….You have some really terrible media here. This is me speaking. Palm Beach is just a disaster; Orlando, Tampa, disaster, like most of the rest of the country.”
“If you were a mediocre Democrat governor, or if you had been a Cuomo, a disastrous governor, you wouldn’t be getting this kind of attention, would you?” he asked.
“No,” DeSantis responded, adding that his efforts to undo destructive leftist policies have effectively painted a target on his back.
“Look, when you’re over the target, they’re gonna come at you. But what I view it as, I view it as positive feedback. If the corporate press nationally isn’t attacking me, then I’m probably not doing my job. So the fact that they are attacking me is a good indication that you know what? I’m tackling the big issues. We’re going after Critical Race Theory; we’re fighting back against Biden’s mandates; we’re fighting back against the illegal immigration, all those things that a vast majority of Floridians and Americans want to see done.”
DeSantis added that the powerful people controlling legacy media don’t want the truth to get out because it threatens their power.
“But that does threaten the ruling class and the regime,” he continued. “And so when you stand up in this day and age that we’re in, when you’re speaking the truth, those folks do not want that to get out. And so they are gonna throw arrows at you.”
“But I think what we’ve been able to show is: If you stand your ground; if you lead; if you don’t back down and just stand for the right things, there’s a groundswell of folks who will have your back,” he declared. “And that ultimately is what it’s all about.”
Levin then pivoted to another massive controversy, which is the Biden administrations attempts to stop Florida from obtaining monoclonal antibodies, which deal with the coronavirus therapeutically, from the federal government, asking, “Did you ever think an issue like a pandemic or vaccines or this monoclonal antibody, did you ever think that that would be politicized the way that Washington has politicized it and Biden and stuff like that? You’ve had to fight like hell to get the citizens of this state the monoclonal antibodies that you have focused on very heavily, this therapeutic.”
“…I mean, it actually works, and you have them all over the state, you’re really the only governor who’s done this and yet you’re the focus of Washington. The bureaucrats and the Democrat politicians who are saying, ‘That works. Let’s withhold the monoclonal antibodies.’ What do you make of that?”
“It’s all political,” DeSantis replied. “And we set up these centers this summer when we started to see Delta variant rear its head, and it worked. We were keeping tens of thousands of people out of the hospitals, saved thousands of lives. No one disputes that. Well, as that was happening in September, they, the federal government, decided to seize control of the monoclonal antibodies and cut supplies to Florida and Texas, mainly. Now I was able to do a deal with another company … and then our numbers were so low that there just wasn’t a lot of demand for it for many months.”
Author: Harris Mako