DeSantis takes on Biden’s Press Secretary’s lie

On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Surgeon General opted against pre-ordering Covid vaccines for children aged 0 to 5 years old.  Florida is the only state not to pre-order vaccines for infant children.

The media immediately went to work attacking DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health for being the only state to not pre-order Covid-19 vaccines for infant children, with multiple headlines saying that the Florida Department of Health ‘disagreed’ with the FDA.

DeSantis’ Press Secretary, Christina Pushaw, pointed out that the Biden administration likely leaked this information to the press in an attempt to pressure the state into pre-ordering vaccines and to make DeSantis look bad.

Today, DeSantis exposed another attempt by the Biden administration to undermine the state’s policies after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre falsely claimed that the state reversed course on its vaccination policy for young children.

On Friday, Pierre said that Florida had changed its mind about vaccinating children aged 0 to 5 years old, and that the state had ordered mRNA vaccines in preparation for the effort.

On Monday, Governor DeSantis pushed back against the Press Secretary’s statement, saying

“The White House is lying about it, surprise. Not surprised the White House would lie, definitely not surprised that legacy media would amplify the lie, because that’s what they do,” DeSantis said. “The state of Florida, they came out with an article saying the state of Florida has not ordered, it’s Department of Health has not ordered mRNA jabs for the babies. Yes, we didn’t. We recommend against it. We are not going to have any programs where we’re trying to jab 6-month-old babies with mRNA. That’s just the reality. I think what they thought would happen was that we’d be embarrassed about it.”

DeSantis referred to European countries who have suspended the Moderna vaccine for people under the age of 30 to justify his decision.

DeSantis reminded people that Florida was the first state to recommend vaccines for children aged 6 to 11, dispelling the notion that him or the Surgeon General are against vaccines generally.


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